Sameena Zehra at The Glee

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Sameena Zehra has been performing comedy since 2011. She is also blues singer/songwriter, writer/director & accomplished actor who has worked at the National Theatre, and toured internationally with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Sameena is a consummate writer and performer and has a great connection with her audience. Her humour is dark and her mind is absurd. She is a storyteller, political satirist, feminist and humanist with a unique take on the world, equally at home exploring the individual experiences of daily life and the larger issues of the world we live in. She has performed her solo shows all over the world, including Edinburgh Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Brighton Fringe, Adelaide Fringe and New Zealand Fringe.

Sameena runs a compilation variety night called The Cult of Comedy presents… as well as running a Stagecraft for Comedians workshop.

Winner, ‘Outstanding Performer’ New Zealand Fringe 2017 (Tea with Terrorists)

Winner, ‘Outstanding Ensemble’ New Zealand Fringe 2017 (Fiery Tongues)

Nominee, ‘Best In Fringe’ New Zealand Fringe 2016 (Homicidal Pacifist)

...the unsupressed anger of Denis Leary… the political heart of Bill Hicks… a show that’s funny, fiery, brave and true.

Herald, Scotland

...combines warmth with political passion


A master storyteller

Three Weeks, Edinburgh

Mmingling of the commonplace with the astonishing, and frequently violent

The Independent intimate atmosphere with all the warmth, energy and enthusiasm of a full house at the Apollo...Fluency, intensity and vivacity

The Age, Melbourne

Ballsy, intelligent and searing…the best comedy show I have seen all Fringe

Radio Adelaide

The wittiest, most intelligent, comedy I’ve seen in the whole Wellington Fringe Festival 2016… tackles the hard topics with ease, wit and charm…comedy that made you laugh and made you think.

Art Murmur