|Sadia Azmat (born 1987) is an English stand-up comedian of Pakistani descent. In August 2011, she performed her debut show, Please Hold – You're Being Transferred to a UK Based Asian Representative, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at the Laughing Horse.|
Sadia Azmat (born 1987) is an English stand-up comedian of Pakistani descent.
Azmat was born in Essex, England. Azmat had been working in call-centres of varying descriptions.
In 2010, Azmat started performing stand-up comedy. She was given insight into how to develop a career through stand-up by professional comedian, Deborah Frances-White.
In August 2011, she performed her debut show, Please Hold – You're Being Transferred to a UK Based Asian Representative, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at the Laughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake, which was directed by Deborah Frances-White. In August 2011, Azmat also featured on BBC Radio 4's Front Rowand a producer invited her to perform at the Cape Town Festival 2012.
In December 2011, she performed at the Desi Central Comedy Tour in Glasgow. Azmat's act is observational humour about her experiences working as a call centre operative for a well-known car insurance firm, being a British Asiangrowing up in London, and moves on to more general cross-cultural issues, about race and religion, her difficulties in the UK job market and an Asian mum gag.
In September 2011, Azmat was shortlisted for the Funny Women Awards final in Leicester Square Theatre, London.
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I’m so excited about getting through to the Funny Women Final, it means I get to perform without being escorted off stage by security.
Stand-up has been an important part of my life. I can’t remember a time when I haven’t been writing and enjoying comedy. I was very fortunate to be introduced to professional comedian Deborah Frances-White who gave me great insight into how to develop a career through stand-up.
I have been performing stand-up comedy for 15 months and the experience has changed my life. This year I performed my debut show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival entitled “Please Hold - You’re Being Transferred To A UK Based Asian Representative”. I had a great time and it was fun to speak to my audience after the show. I was featured on BBC Radio 4's Front Row and a producer invited me to perform at the Cape Town Festival 2012.
My act is observational humour about my experiences and being a British Asian growing up in London.
I have always been passionate about performing stand-up and the final is going to be a great night of comedy - not to be missed.