Comedians Archive - The Comedy Store Manchester





Eric Idle is a comedian, actor, author, and singer-songwriter who found immediate fame on television with the sketch-comedy show MONTY PYTHON’S FLYING CIRCUS. Following its success, they began making films that include MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (1975), LIFE OF BRIAN (1979) and THE MEANING OF LIFE (1983). Eric wrote, directed, and created THE RUTLES, the world’s first-ever mockumentary, as well as the Tony Award-winning musical, SPAMALOT (2005).  Follow him on Twitter: @EricIdle

Romina was born in Germany and at the age of nine she moved to Italy and to London in 2010. She started to perform in Italy in a small theater company and in 2009 she started doing comedy.

In 2012 she created a mixed Italian and English comedy lab called The London Puma to introduce Italian audiences to stand-up comedy. Since 2013 she also started to perform in English.

In 2015 she did her first solo show at the Brighton, Edinburgh and in 2016 in Leicester Fringe Festival, called “Not disabled…Enough!”. In 2016 she did her second solo show called “Cook it how you like, it’s still a potato!” and perfromed it in Brighton and Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival. She is now working on her third solo show. 

She also beat and won the Blackout at Up the Creek in London and beat the Frog and Bucket in Machester. And she made it into the “One to watch” list of Funny Women 2016.

Since she started she performed not only in Italy and London, but also around the UK, Lanzarote, Berlin and New York. 

She is also a campaigner mainly known for the one about Sex and  Disablity. 

She took part in the Scope’s campaign #EndtheAwkward and made several TV appereances. She also is a campaigner for the MDUK and MDUK Trailblazers 

Shazia Mirza is an award winning British stand up comedian and writer.

But what do awards mean anyway? Everyone’s got an award. You get awards these days just for leaving the house and recycling your yogurt pots.

Shazia’s TV appearances include; ‘Travel Man, 48 Hours In…’ (C4), ‘Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls’ (C4), ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’ (ITV), Top Gear (BBC), ‘Loose Women’ (ITV), ‘The Late Late Show’ (RTE) and she is a regular panelist on ‘The Wright Stuff’ (Channel 5).  Radio includes; ‘Graham Norton Show’ (BBC), ‘Steve Wright in the Afternoon’ (BBC), ‘The Craig Ferguson Show’ (SiriusXM), ‘The Now Show’, ‘Saturday Live’, ‘Woman’s Hour’, ‘The Robert Elms Show’ (BBC), ‘The Ian Dale Show’ (LBC) and ‘The Frank Skinner Show’ (Absolute Radio).

Shazia’s new show; ‘‘With Love From St. Tropez’‘ is currently on tour following it’s launch at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2018; “dry as they come, sharp socio-political sass on Brexit, burkinkis & butt plugs”.

Her last stand-up tour, the critically acclaimed; ‘‘The Kardashians Made Me Do It’‘, played for 103 nights internationally across the UK, US, Sweden, Ireland and France and completed four sell out runs at London’s Soho Theatre; “a powerful show from a powerful woman…  fearless, brutal and beautiful”.

Her parents just want her to get married.

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