British Muslim Comedy - Netflix
A series of five comedy shorts, written by and starring British Muslim comedians.
Runtime: 5 minutes
British Muslim Comedy - Sadia Azmat - Netflix
Sadia Azmat (Urdu: عظمت سعدیہ; born 1987) is an English stand-up comedian of Pakistani descent.
British Muslim Comedy - Career - Netflix
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 Row and 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. In August 2014, she performed her debut full-length show I'm not Malala at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at the Laughing Horse. In September 2014, she was interviewed by Nadia Hussein and Sakinah Lenoir on British Muslim TV's Sisters' Hour. In June 2015, made a short film Things I Have Been Asked As a British Muslim as part of the British Muslim Comedy series, five short films by Muslim comedians commissioned by BBC to released on BBC iPlayer. Azmat debunked Muslim stereotypes, including the “Muslim verdict”, racism, Ramadan, integration and hijab, thus providing a look at life as a Muslim woman. In August 2015, she performed at the inaugural Muslim Lifestyle Expo at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. In September 2015, she appeared on Sky News's Morning Stories series on YouTube, questioning what people would be willing to do for someone we love. In January 2016, Azmat appeared on This Week where she criticised David Cameron's push for English language lessons for Muslim women to help them resist the lure of Islamic extremism. In March 2017, as part of our All Women Everywhere month, Azmat appeared on a video about Asian Women talking about stereotypes they deal with while dating. Azmat also a regular in the YouTube channel Bend It TV aimed to providing the news from an Asian perspective.
British Muslim Comedy - References - Netflix