Double Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show nominee Ahir Shah is one of the fastest-rising comedians of his generation. Shah’s sharp, intellectual brand of stand-up features a blend of philosophical inquiry, political vigour, and sweet gags.
Ahir’s current award-nominated show DUFFER is a stand-up show about death and what comes before, life and what comes after, and Bohemian Rhapsody. It enjoyed packed houses at the Edinburgh Fringe, and will tour the UK in 2018 and 2019.
Ahir has performed internationally at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Adelaide Fringe and Just for Laughs Montreal, as well as having toured in continental Europe and India.
He has performed stand-up on The Now Show (Radio 4), Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), and in 2018 will be making his debut appearance on Live At The Apollo (BBC 2).
Outside of stand-up, Ahir has written and starred in the short films Ahir Shah’s Summer (Sky) and Ahir Shah’s Life Lessons (BBC Three), has developed two sitcom pilots for Channel 4, and has performed and regularly writes on The Mash Report (BBC 2).
Other credits include Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC 2), Catastrophe (Channel 4), Campus (Channel 4), Newsnight (BBC 2) and The Daily Politics (BBC 2).
“Passionate, poetic and powerfully funny” ★★★★