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 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.