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Sami Shah is a multi-award winning writer and comedian. He’s been profiled in the New York Times, ABC’s The Australian Story, BBC Radio 4, NPR, and appeared on QI with Stephen Fry, and The Project.

Sami has been performing award-winning and highly acclaimed comedy for over a decade, and used his acerbic wit to address world affairs and social issues, in comedy clubs and even international platforms like TEDx

His autobiography, “I, MIGRANT” (Allen & Unwin) has been nominated for the NSW Premier’s Literary Award, WA Premier’s Literary Award, and the Russell Prize for Humour Writing. His first novel “FIRE BOY”(Fantastica) was released in 2016, with its sequel "EARTH BOY" in 2017. It is now available in South Asia as “BOY OF FIRE AND EARTH” (Picador). His latest non-fiction book is “THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF AUSTRALIA” (Harper Collins) was released in June, 2017.

Sami has written columns for national and international newspapers and magazines, short stories for anthologies, and documentaries for radio.

 Sami is currently based in Melbourne, Australia and is co-presenter of 774 / ABC Breakfast Radio.

WINNER - BEST COMEDY - PERTH INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL 2013

WINNER - BEST COMEDY WA - FRINGE WORLD 2016

★★★★ - THE WEST AUSTRALIAN

★★★★★ - ARTSHUB

 

 

Humor at its most vigorous and unsparing.
— Kirkus Review
Precision timing...a masterclass in comedy
— Chortle
Stylish, cynical, brutally newsy, bitingly funny
— Sunday Telegraph

Buy my comedy albums/audiobooks and subscribe to my podcasts!

 Stand-up comedy album (2017)

Stand-up comedy album (2017)

 Podcast

Podcast

 Stand-up comedy album (2015)

Stand-up comedy album (2015)

 Podcast

Podcast

 Stand-up comedy album (2013)

Stand-up comedy album (2013)

 Audiobook

Audiobook

Books I've written (click on the covers)

 

Contact

For bookings and inquiries, contact:

Smartartists Management
Michael Lynch
michael@smartartists.com.au

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In Pakistan, whenever you get too paranoid about bad luck, you sacrifice a goat. Whenever you feel grateful, you sacrifice a goat.

It sucks being a goat.

Award-winning comedian, writer, and broadcaster Sami Shah brings you a show about the strange superstitions that guide our lives, and how we can use them to navigate the confusing politics and racial discussions of today!

An hour of comedy about the strange superstitions that guide our lives, and how to be grateful. 

★★★★ - THE WEST AUSTRALIAN

★★★★★ - ARTSHUB

“I consider Shah to be a talented and sometimes brave person, often with interesting insights despite some of his bumper-sticker Leftism.” - Andrew Bolt!?

“Good joke, eh?” - Gerard Henderson (The Australian)

"Precision timing...a masterclass in comedy" - Chortle

"Stylish, cynical, brutally newsy, bitingly funny" - Sunday Telegraph