"Maria Shehata has a Janeane Garafalo-type swagger, both funny and entertaining!" - LA Times.
Maria Shehata is an award-winning Egyptian-American comedian, born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. Her unlikely blend of Mid East and American Mid West perspectives gives her a point of view that is hilarious, unique, and yet still universal.
Maria's stand up has been seen on Comedy Central's The Watch List, NuVo TV's Stand Up and Deliver, and Showtime's Bridging the Gap. Maria is also featured in the critically acclaimed movie Just Like Us and the docu-series The Cradle of Comedy, which follows the lives of six Middle Eastern comedians.
Maria has been invited to perform in numerous comedy festivals, most recently the 2016 Bridgetown Comedy Festival. She won Best Comedian at the Hollywood Festival of New Media.
With her universal appeal, she has performed all over the United States, as well as throughout the Middle East and Europe.
Catch Maria in the upcoming feature "Brand New Old Love."
“a Janeane Garafalo type swagger, both funny and entertaining”
— LA Times
“My favorite little Egyptian”
— Jim Gaffigan