Shazia Mirza Cuckooland! Competition

Courtesy of The Drum in partnership with gives you the chance to win tickets watch the hilarious Shazia Mirza in Cuckooland!

"Her laconic one-liners represent something quite unique in modern comedy.”

DESIblitz has teamed up with The Drum to give our readers the chance to win free tickets to watch the hilarious stand-up comedian Shazia Mirza, performing live at The Drum on Saturday 30th March 2013.

Shazia Mirza had never been to a comedy club or even seen live stand-up until she started doing it herself, she evolved from being a teacher to a comedian. “I started doing comedy by accident. I went onto this comedy course where you had to do a performance for five minutes at the end, which I didn’t realise when I started.”

In 2001, Mirza won the prize for the ‘Best New Act’ at the London Comedy Festival and was soon touring the length and breadth of the country, as well as Europe and the US. There have been TV and radio performances, and she is a regular columnist for The Guardian.

Shazia Mirza CuckoolandWhat is perhaps most surprising is that Mirza has also performed in Pakistan. “I was the first British comedian to perform in Pakistan and the shows went brilliantly. It was underground in the basement of this building, there was no advertising and it was all word of mouth!”

Her comedy is satire and unique with a comical edge which most comedians would not try, never mind a British Asian woman! With in-your-face jokes and excellent comedy sketches, Shazia will have you in stitches of laughter, giving you a night to remember.

For her 2013 Cuckooland tour – Anyone can be anything, do anything and say anything. Who cares what anyone thinks you’re going to say it anyway! You have to be a bit deluded but some people are just living in Cuckooland!

“Shazia Mirza has won rave reviews for her frank and honest stand-up comedy routines about being a young Muslim woman in Britain.” – The Daily Telegraph

“Her laconic one-liners represent something quite unique in modern comedy.” – The Guardian Guide

“Clever, groundbreaking and very funny.” Evening Standard

“Had the place in stitches.” Independent

Date and Time: 7.30pm on Saturday 30th March 2013.
Venue: The Drum, 144 Potters Bar Lane, Aston, Birmingham, B6 4UU
Tickets: £12 (£10)

DESIblitz gives you the fantastic offer to buy 2 tickets for the price of 1 for this show. Simply quote our special offer code: DESIBLITZ 241 when buying your tickets. This special offer code can be used online and when calling The Drum box office.

If you want to have a night to remember with some fantastic sketches and gags, then this is one night not to miss! To win a free pair of tickets to watch Shazia Mirza’s Cuckooland! show, simply answer the question below and submit your answer to us now!

One entry will allow you to win two tickets for you to go with a friend or family member. The competition closes at 12.00pm on Thursday 28th March 2013. Please read the Terms and Conditions of the competition below before entering.


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Faisal has creative experience in the fusion of media and communication and research which increase awareness of global issues in post-conflict, emerging and democratic societies. His life motto is: "persevere, for success is near..."

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