Maria Shehata is an American comedian quickly making a name for herself in the UK. She has a conversational delivery and no-nonsense candor that is sardonic yet playful, and has been charming audiences all over the US, UK, and Europe.
Maria’s writing has been featured in Modern Love in the New York Times and her stand up has been on Comedy Central’s The Watch List, Showtime’s Bridging the Gap, and Nuvo TV's Stand Up and Deliver. She was one of six comedians featured in the series The Cradle of Comedy and appeared in the film 100 Jokes. Maria is winner of Best Comedian at the Hollywood Festival of New Cinema, and Best Comedy at the Miami Web Fest where she was nominated for Best Actress. Maria was also shortlisted as one of the five best new performers at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe by The 99 Club.
Watch out for Maria in the upcoming film Brand New Old Love, Seeso's Hidden America with Jonah Ray, and the documentary Just Like Us now available on Netflix.
“I love Maria Shehata. She’s funny on and off stage and always has original material. Unlike Donald Trump, I am not happy that Maria Shehata no longer lives in the USA. I think she is a truly unique comedian and I miss watching her work.”
— Bill Burr
“My favorite little Egyptian”
— Jim Gaffigan
“a Janeane Garafalo type swagger, both funny and entertaining”
— LA Times
★ ★ ★ ★ ”
“Wisdomless is a heartfelt and acerbic hour of on-the-nose comedy storytelling.
★ ★ ★ ★”
— Fringe Guru
“Uniquely open and honest...a performer to look out for in the future.
— Broadway World
“Shehata is warm and witty and she lights up the whole room.
— Simply Stage
“I’m sure everyone that’s been to see Maria will be following developments with baited breath.
— Hammy's Comedy Reviews