Sadia Azmat is a British Asian Stand-up comedian and writer from East London. A chance encounter with a comedian in a call centre, who introduced her to the circuit, is where began performing and she is a regular stand-up to date.
In 2011, Sadia performed a short show ‘Please Hold - You’re Being Transferred To A UK Based Asian Representative’, featuring on BBC Front Row. In 2014, she followed this with her short performance ‘I Am Not Malala’ nationwide.
In 2018 Sadia launched her critically acclaimed BBC podcast “No Country For Young Women” which has enjoyed global success and consistent reviews from audiences and critics alike including 'Best audio 2018' as featured by Miranda Sawyer for the Observer and Apple's Top picks for 2018. The podcast explores Sadia and her friend discovering their roots and where to call home when your place of birth differs from that of your family. They ask how do you balance your British and ethnic identities?
After a strong run the podcast has quickly been recommissioned for a second series launching 15th Jan 2019.
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Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival on Feb 7th 2015.
2011 Comedy show: Please Hold - You're Being Transferred To A UK Based Asian Representative
2014 Comedy show: I Am Not Malala - The Girl Who Did Stand-Up For Entertainment and Was Not Shot By The Taliban
‘Hilarious and Insightful’
Christina Lamb - Sunday Times Journalist
‘A very funny and promising new comedian’
Mark Lawson - BBC
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