Maria shehata Is an award-winning
American comedian quickly making a name for herself in the UK. She has a conversational delivery and no-nonsense candor that is sardonic yet playful, and has been charming audiences all over the US, UK, and Europe.
Maria’s writing has been featured in the prestigious Modern Love in the New York Times and her stand up has been 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 series The Cradle of Comedy and appeared in the film 100 Jokes. She has trained in improv and sketch with UCB and Second City. 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 has also been shortlisted as one of the five best new performers at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe by 99 Club.
Watch out for Maria in the upcoming film Brand New Old Love, Seeso's Hidden America with Jonah Ray, and the documentary Just Like Us now available on Netflix.
“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