DON’T PANIC, I’M ISLAMIC: EXTREME COMEDY NOW!

DON’T PANIC, I’M ISLAMIC: EXTREME COMEDY NOW!

21st Mar 2018 7:30pm - 10:30pm

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How can you tell if your neighbour is speaking Muslim? Is a mosque a kind of hedgehog? Can I get fries with that burka? You can’t trust the media any longer, but there’s no need to fret: this comedy extravaganza will attempt to answer all your questions.

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Join critically acclaimed, prize-winning comedians Omar Hamdi, Esther Manito and Yumna Mohamed for some stand-up comedy, compèred by Bidisha. Including outtakes from Don’t Panic, I’m Islamic, a project brought together by Saqi Books in response to Trump’s ‘Muslim ban,’ this comedy night will take a lively look at what the arts and comedy can do to combat stereotypes and regressive identity politics.

Omar Hamdi is a Welsh-Egyptian TV presenter, comedian and writer. He has performed at festivals and events around the world and won a BAFTA among other awards.

Esther Manito is an up and coming Lebanese-British comedian. She has been listed as ‘One to watch’ 2016 by Funny Women and will be performing stand-up at Edinburgh Fringe this summer.

Yumna Mohamed is a journalist, editor and comedian based in London. She has performed stand-up in South Africa, London and New York including Amateur Night at the Apollo.

Bidisha is a writer, journalist and broadcaster specialising in social justice, international affairs, gender and the arts. She is a Trustee of the Booker Prize Foundation.

Saqi Books in partnership with Arts Council England and the Arab British Centre.