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.
Join critically acclaimed, prize-winning comedians Omar Hamdi, Esther Manito and Amrou Al-Kadhi for some stand-up comedy. Including outtakes from Don’t Panic, I’m Islamic, which was published 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.
Copies of Don’t Panic I’m Islamic: Words and Pictures on How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Alien Next Door, published by Saqi Books in partnership with Arts Council England and the Arab British Centre, will be available to purchase on the night.
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 has performed stand-up at Edinburgh Fringe.
Amrou Al-Kadhi is a British-Iraqi writer, performer, filmmaker and drag queen. He performs with musical comedy drag troupe Denim, and is currently working on a comedy TV series and a feature film which are in development with Channel 4 and the BBC.