Comedian. Writer. Do'er of other stuff too.

Comedian and Writer Sami Shah has been profiled in the New York Times and ABC's The Australian Story, and appeared on BBC Radio 4, BBC Asian NetworkTEDxThe Project, and the Soho Theatre. 

Sami wrote and performed a 2-part series for BBC Radio 4 - "A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO PAKISTAN", and appeared as a panelist on QI with Stephen Fry.

Sami won the award for Best Local Act at the 2013 Perth International Comedy Festival, and Best WA Comedy at 2016 Fringe World

His autobiography, "I, MIGRANT" has been nominated for the NSW Premier's Literary Award, and the Russell Prize for Humour Writing.

Sami produces a weekly podcast, "SAMI SAYS". He has written columns for Fairfax Media, the Brisbane Courier Mail, SCOOP Magazine, and many other publications, and is a frequent contributor on ABC RN. 

Sami is currently based in Melbourne, Australia.


A swaggering dynamo
— The New York Times smart, charming and witty pioneer as you could hope for.
— Steve Bennett
Stylish, cynical, brutally newsy, bitingly funny, this is political stand-up done with gusto
— Sunday Telegraph
Acerbic and witty, Shah proves that humour - absurd, gallows or otherwise - always cuts through every conceivable mire to unite, inform and, ultimately, entertain
— RadioTimes UK
Precision timing...a masterclass in comedy
— Chortle


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Qi Series M Episode 3 - with Stephen Fry, Sue Perkins, Sami Shah, David Mitchell and Alan Davies.

TEDx Melbourne - The Unseen Laugh