Maria Shehata



An Egyptian-American comedian, born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Maria Shehata has traveled the globe charming audiences with her unlikely blend of Mid-east and American Mid-west perspectives.  

Maria’s stand up has been featured on Comedy Central’s “The Watch List,” Showtime’s “Bridging the Gap,” and Nuvo TV's "Stand Up and Deliver," as well as the critically acclaimed films “Just Like Us” and the "The Cradle of Comedy." Most recently, she has won Best Comedian at the Hollywood Festival of New Cinema, and her web series "My Super-Overactive Imagination" won Best Comedy at the Miami Web Fest, where she was also nominated for Best Actress. Maria has been invited to perform in numerous comedy festivals including Bridgetown Comedy Festival, iO West's Funny Women Fest, and the Big Sky Comedy Festival. 

Currently, Maria is touring and directing a documentary called "United Ladies of Comedy" about female comedians around the world. Maria is excited to perform at Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland!

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
Maria is my favorite little Egyptian.
— Jim Gaffigan


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