Following the success of her critically acclaimed shows; With Love From St. Tropez and The Kardashians Made Me Do It, comedian Shazia Mirza is taking on the burning (and infectious) issues of our time in her latest show; ‘Coconut’ which comes to Monmouth Savoy in June.
“I wrote this show two years ago,” explains Shazia, “ It was relevant, funny, timely and I knew every single bit of it. Then one day in March, the world ended. I had nothing to do, nowhere to go, and I did what everyone else was doing. I sat on the settee in my pyjamas, stuffing myself with Nutella whilst watching documentaries on Ted Bundy. I thought I’d better change my show and make it more relevant: no one cares about reality TV, celebrity and me starving in a jungle; let’s get real.
“People have been struggling to get eggs these past 12 months. Prince Harry told The Queen to do one, Meghan Markle turned into the new Yoko Ono and there are a few more black people on ITV. Things got serious and I have to do some jokes on this while I’m playing to sell-out crowds of 100 people in 3000-seater stadiums”.
Listed by The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy during 2008, Shazia is a familiar face on television. Recently seen back to absolute basics in Channel 4’s Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls, taking a speedy turn (2.07 seconds to be exact) in BBC2’s Top Gear and temporarily enjoying the high life in Channel 4’s Travel Man – 48 Hours In… Côte d’Azur, Shazia’s Pause For Thoughts can often been heard on Radio 2’s Vanessa Feltz Show.
Shazia brings Coconut to Monmouth Savoy on June 2.
- Visit Monmouth Savoy’s website for ticket availability.