We’re all some kind of arsebiscuit.
The trick is how to be more biscuit, less arse.
In her first new solo show in 2 years, Sameena is back doing what she does best; a goulash of storytelling and political commentary, peppered with absurdity, dark humour and personal context.
Winner, Outstanding Performer, Tea with Terrorists, NZ Fringe 2017
Winner, Outstanding Ensemble, Fiery Tongues, NZ Fringe 2017
Nominee, Best In Fringe, Homicidal Pacifist, NZ Fringe 2016
Sameena has been performing comedy since 2011. She is also blues singer/songwriter, writer, director and accomplished actor who has worked at the National Theatre, and toured internationally with the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has also appeared on radio and TV, both as a performer and an activist, most notably as a panel member on ABC Australia’s panel show Q&A, discussing marriage equality.
Sameena is a consummate writer and performer and has a great connection with her audience. She is a storyteller, political satirist, intersectional feminist and humanist with a unique take on the world, equally at home exploring the individual experiences of daily life and the larger issues of the world we live in.
She has performed her solo shows all over the world, including Edinburgh Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Brighton Fringe, Adelaide Fringe and New Zealand Fringe.
Reviews for previous shows include…
‘Funny, fiery, brave and true.’ The Herald, Scotland
‘… combines warmth with political passion.’ * * * * Scotsgay
‘A master storyteller…’ * * * * Three Weeks, Edinburgh
‘mingling of the commonplace with the astonishing, and frequently violent’ The Independent
‘…an intimate atmosphere with all the warmth, energy and enthusiasm of a full house at the Apollo…Fluency, intensity and vivacity…’* * * * The Age,Melbourne
‘ballsy, intelligent and searing…the best comedy show I have seen all Fringe’ Radio Adelaide
‘the wittiest, most intelligent, comedy I’ve seen in the whole Wellington Fringe Festival 2016… tackles the hard topics with ease, wit and charm…comedy that made you laugh and made you think.’ Art Murmur
Described as one of ‘the UK’s best comedy festivals’ (The Skinny), Manchester’s Women In Comedy Festival is Europes only festival dedicated to gender equality and takes place annually in Manchester, UK during October. The Festival launched in 2013 as a volunteer-led festival presenting both established and up and coming talent across the spectrum of stand up comedy, comedy theatre, improv performing arts, film, spoken work and visual arts. Described as one of ‘the UK’s best comedy festivals’ (The Skinny) the sixth annual 2018 Women In Comedy Festival takes place in October 2018.
Described as a ‘brilliant, brilliant festival’, full to the brim with female comedic talent. The festival is directed by Dulcet Sounds founder Hazel O’Keefe and Frog and Bucket director Jessica Toomey with the support of the crew, our main sponsors Laughology, Laughing Cows Comedy and our supporters, media partners and advertisers.
The festival has grown steadily over the years since the first event in 2013 ‘Manchester’s homegrown Women In Comedy Festival (set up by Hazel O’Keefe) has found its feet in a very short space of time – only three years in attracting the likes of actress Maxine Peake as a patron, joining Jo Enright, Isy Suttie and Jo Caulfield.’ M.E.N
‘It’s a very positive event, attracting massive headline acts.’ (Manchester Evening News)
Actor Maxine Peake (pictured left) joined the team of festival patrons. “I’m proud to be supporting the UK Women in Comedy Festival as a patron. A festival filled with laughter combined with feminist principles taking place in the North … what’s not to support!”
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