Don’t Panic, I’m Islamic: Extreme Comedy NOW!

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Wednesday 21 March 2018
19:30 - 21:30
Tickets from £5
Comedy, Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts
Over 18

How can you tell if your neighbour is speaking Muslim? Is a mosque a kind of hedgehog? Can I get fries with that burka? You can’t trust the media any longer, but there’s no need to fret: this comedy extravaganza will attempt to answer all your questions.

Join critically acclaimed, prize-winning comedians Omar Hamdi, Esther Manito and Yumna Mohamed for some stand-up comedy, compèred by Bidisha. Including outtakes from Don’t Panic, I’m Islamic, a project brought together by Saqi Books in response to Trump’s ‘Muslim ban,’ this comedy night will take a lively look at what the arts and comedy can do to combat stereotypes and regressive identity politics.

Omar Hamdi is a Welsh-Egyptian TV presenter, comedian and writer. He has performed at festivals and events around the world and won a BAFTA among other awards.

Esther Manito is an up and coming Lebanese-British comedian. She has been listed as ‘One to watch’ 2016 by Funny Women and will be performing stand-up at Edinburgh Fringe this summer.

Yumna Mohamed is a journalist, editor and comedian based in London. She has performed stand-up in South Africa, London and New York including Amateur Night at the Apollo.

Bidisha is a writer, journalist and broadcaster specialising in social justice, international affairs, gender and the arts. She is a Trustee of the Booker Prize Foundation.

Saqi Books in partnership with Arts Council England and the Arab British Centre.

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Queen of Hoxton
1-5 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3JX

East London

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Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.40
Cocktail £8.20
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £8.10
Bottle of House Wine £19.00


Saqi Books

Saqi Books is an independent publishing house of both fiction and non-fiction titles from around the world. Founded in 1983 in London, Saqi’s links with cutting edge and authoritative voices have led to a rigorous reassessment of Arab cultural heritage.

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Jokes were not so funny but some audience interaction was good. Awfully planned, too many awkward silences and faffing about on stage. Paid £10 for 7:30-10:30pm, saw Flash Sale of £5 for 7:30-9:30pm online. Thought we might get something extra at the end since we paid £5 more but the night ended up finishing at 9:30 anyway. No mention of a refund :/ was not a good night in general. Visited Queen of Hoxton on 2018-03-21
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