Maria shehata Is an award-winning
American comedian quickly making a name for herself in the UK. She has a conversational delivery and sardonic wit that has been charming audiences all over the world.
Maria’s been seen on BBC’s Period Dramas, Channel 5's Greatest Celebrity Wind-Ups...Ever! and the viral Comic Relief video Modern Dating Horror Stories. She has been heard on BBC's Breaking the News and Radio 4. 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. She was one of six comedians featured in the docu-series The Cradle of Comedy and she’s appeared in the films 100 Jokes, Just Like Us, and the indie romcom Brand New Old Love. Her writing has been published in Modern Love in the New York Times.
Maria is winner of Best Comedian at the Hollywood Festival of New Cinema, and Best Comedy at the Miami Web Fest where she was nominated for Best Actress. Maria was also shortlisted as one of the Five Best New Performers at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe by The 99 Club and Pick of the Fringe 2019.
Praise for Hero
★★★★½ “An absolute master when it comes to the art of comedy storytelling.” - Radio Haha
★★★★ “In the chaos of Edinburgh Fringe, this show is a total find.” - Within Her Words
★★★★ “I felt as though I was a dinner guest at her place.” - LondonTheatre1.com
★★★★ “An experienced, warm, and engaging comedian we want to be friends with.” -Funny Women
★★★★ “Consistently great.” - Voice Mag
PRAISE FOR wisDOMLESS
★★★★ “Upliftingly relaxed, California smooth.” - Fest
★★★★ “Shehata is warm and witty and she lights up the whole room.” - SimplyStageytix.com
★★★★ “A heartfelt and acerbic hour of on-the-nose comedy storytelling” - Fringe Guru
★★★★ “A charming, engaging storyteller and performer.” - Broadway World
★★★★ “I’m sure anyone that’s been to see Maria will be following developments with baited breath.” Hammy’s Comedy Review