Insightful and scathing - catch comedy’s next big thing, Ahir Shah, at Soham or Cambridge

Ahir Shah comedian

Ahir Shah comedian - Credit: Archant

Politically scathing, insightful and charismatic, comedian Ahir Shah is hard to sum up in just a few words, so instead grab a chance to see him locally in two shows during December.

The Skins contributing writer is like Asian Russell brand with a posh voice and has the sort of self deprecating mockery that leaves you crying.

His uncle advised the family that if they all spoke with an upper class accent it would avoid them falling prey to anti Asian bullies in 1960s Britain.

Did it work uncle he asked? “Hell no!” came the reply in the clipped tone you would expect from an old Etonian.

Ahir turns his incisive brand of comedy to topics spanning Fair trade goods, Islamism, capitalism, love, and pirates.

Outside of stand-up, he is writing a sitcom pilot for Channel 4 titled Strange Land, about immigration in 1960s London.

He has also been on numerous radio and TV shows and is on a collision course with success and set to be the next big thing.

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Catch him in a charity gig at Newnham Smoker, Newnham College, Cambridge, on Friday 4 from 8pm to 11pm.

The night is free with donations - 60 per cent of the money will go to Survivors UK, the only charity in the UK which supports male survivors of sexual abuse and violence.

Line up is Miz Hashimoto, Andrew Buchan, Ali Warwood, Quintin Langley Coleman, Hannah O’Gorman, Bryan Ghosh, Adele Cliff, Chris Waugh.

He is also performing on Friday December 11 at The Brook, Soham, for a comedy and disco night with food from 6pm to 8pm and comedy from 8pm to 10pm with the disco from 10pm to midnight.

Performing alongside him is from Russell Howard’s Good News and The Frank Skinner Show, Steve Halland award winning comedians Steve Bugeja.

Tickets cost £30.

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