Maria Shehata



Maria Shehata is an Egyptian-American comedian born and raised in Ohio. She has lived in New York, LA, and now London where she is quickly making a name for herself at some of the top comedy clubs in the country. She has a conversational delivery and no-nonsense candor that is sardonic and playful, and has been charming audiences all over the US, UK, and Europe. 

Maria’s stand up has been featured on Comedy Central’s “The Watch List,” Showtime’s “Bridging the Gap,” Nuvo TV's "Stand Up and Deliver," and the films "The Cradle of Comedy," "100 Jokes," and “Just Like Us." She has trained in improv and sketch with UCB and Second City. Maria has won awards including Best Comedian at the Hollywood Festival of New Cinema, she was nominated for Best Actress at the Miami Web Fest, and her web series "My Super-Overactive Imagination" won Best Comedy at the Miami Web Fest.

Watch out for Maria in the upcoming film "Brand New Old Love" and Seeso's "Hidden America with Jonah Ray."

Maria is my favorite little Egyptian.
— Jim Gaffigan
Maria has a second name I can’t pronounce, and she is very short, but she is very funny indeed.
— Angelos Epithemiou
Brutally honest comedy
— Daily Lobo
Refreshingly distinctive point of view
— KoreAm Jounral
Maria Shehata has a Janeane Garafalo type swagger to her, both funny and entertaining.
— LA Times


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