Maria Shehata

Comedian

 

Maria Shehata is an Egyptian-American stand up comedian born and raised in Ohio. She has lived in New York, LA, and now London where she hit the ground running, and is quickly making a name for herself. Her conversational delivery and no-nonsense candor have been charming audiences all over the UK and Europe. 

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." Maria has been invited to perform in numerous comedy festivals, and won Best Comedian at the Hollywood Festival of New Cinema. Her web series "My Super-Overactive Imagination" won Best Comedy at the Miami Web Fest, where she was also nominated for Best Actress. 

Look out for Maria on the upcoming indie feature "Brand New Old Love."

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