Multi-award winning comedian Maria Shehata is quickly making a name for herself in the UK. In 2019 she supported Bill Burr, showcased at Latitude Fest, and named Pick of the Fringe at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe. Maria has a new weekly comedy podcast “Frank” where her and co-host Olivia Lee probe famous guests about their love lives.
Maria has 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, heard on BBC news shows including Breaking the News and frequently on Steve N Allen’s weekly podcast on Radio Kent, and her 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 featured in the docu-series The Cradle of Comedy and she’s appeared in the films 100 Jokes, Just Like Us, and Brand New Old Love. Maria’s 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 shortlisted as one of the Five Best New Performers at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe by The 99 Club and Pick of the Fringe 2019.
“I love Maria Shehata. She’s funny on and off stage and always has original material. Unlike Donald Trump, I am not happy that Maria no longer lives in the USA. I think she is a truly unique comedian and I miss watching her work.”
“My favorite little Egyptian.” - Jim Gaffigan
Praise for “Hero” - 2019
★★★★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
“Hero is a joyous look at love and life as an American-Egyptian in London and Shehata is so effortlessly engaging that this audience would happily take a half hour encore.” - British Comedy Guide
PRAISE FOR “wisDOMLESS”- 2017
★★★★ “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