The world renowned Comedy Store in London is to host its first ever Muslim Eid comedy show.

Hosted by Imran Yusuf, popular acts such as Tez Ilyas, Shazia Mirza, In Cahoots, Pete Johansson, Nabil Abdul Rashid, Tamer Kattan and Sol Bernstein, will all be showcased. 

Starring in BBC Three’s new sitcom FRIED and nominated for best newcomer in 2010 at the Edinburgh Festival, Imran Yusuf will be hosting the Eid Special Comedy Night on Monday 20 July at The Comedy Store London.

It comes on the back of Halol’s first comedy show in March 2015 which won great acclaim, not least from the New Statesman, describing the “risqué, affectionate, edgy and daring” routines as offering sharp insights into navigating Islam in the UK.

Imran will lead the laughs on this spectacularly funny night, lit up by a star-studded line-up of comedians, including:
• Tez Ilyas: Lancashire born, Tez started in comedy in 2010, participating in eight competition finals, including the prestigious BBC New Comedy Award.

• Shazia Mirza: Birmingham-born stand-up comedian and columnist, Shazia has won Columnist of the Year in 2008 at the prestigious PPA Awards and was listed one of the 20 most successful Muslim women in UK.

 • In Cahoots: Paul G Raymond & Luke Manning are In Cahoots. As featured on BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 4's Sketchorama, and The Comedy Sore London, In Cahoots are hailed as one of the most exciting young duos in local stand up.

• Pete Johannson:Pete Johansson is a UK-based comic from Canada who performs all over the world.He gigs regularly in The Comedy Store, Glee Clubs, Komedia, Highlights and The Stands in the UK.

• Nabil Abdul Rashid: In 2010, at the age of 22, Nabil became the youngest black comedian to perform stand-up at the Hammersmith Apollo.

 • Tamer Kattan: A regular at the Comedy Store, Improv and Laugh Factory in Los Angeles. This is one comic you do not want to miss live.

 • Sol Bernstein: The oldest living Jewish comedian – Sol has done it all and does it again.  A legend in the midst.

Imran said, "“There are voices of reason that go unheard; I wanted to put on a night of Muslim themed comedy to offer a humanized Muslim narrative, as the current alternative is the multitude of subtly ingratiated bigotry about religious communities that seems to have saturated the comedy world".

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