WINNER **SPIRIT OF THE FRINGE**
New Zealand Fringe 2019
NOMINEE **BEST COMEDY** & **BEST IN FRINGE**
Dunedin Fringe 2019
We're all some kind of arsebiscuit.
The trick is how to be more biscuit, less arse.
What price friendship, when revolution beckons? What price joy and compassion? And what about the menz?
A goulash of storytelling and political commentary, peppered with absurdity, dark humour and personal context.
Intent & consequence. Power & control. These are words. I will use them. You will laugh*
*terms & conditions apply
Coming to New Zealand International Comedy Festival May 2021
May 4, 6, 8 at The Fringe Bar, Wellington
May 13, 14, 15 at The Basement Theatre, Auckland
Signed shows May 6, 15
More info and tickets available here
TEA with TERRORISTS.
WINNER **OUTSTANDING PERFORMER**
New Zealand Fringe 2017
'An enthralling hour of unique storytelling comedy. Sharing stories from a life that straddles two very different cultures; arguing with mullahs; being an atheist in a religious, liberal family; planning the perfect murder; wandering outside the green zone in war torn Kabul; being stalked by a sheep in Coniston; and having tea with some terrorists in Kashmir. Journey with Sameena to find out why fear is redundant, joy is essential, and terrorists can be a real hoot.
'A warmly witty hour…. astonishing, and frequently violent.’
'Great verve...funny... clever... entertaining.'
'A master storyteller' ★★★★
Three Weeks, Edinburgh
'Zehra’s comedy is witty and appealing... 'Final word: 'Terrorific'
Rip It Up, Adelaide
'Sameena finds humour in almost every strand of her life ...I was left wanting the next chapter.' ★★★★★
The Latest, Brighton
NOMINEE **BEST IN FRINGE**
New Zealand Fringe 2016
It is time to cull the human race. But how is a life-long believer in non violence to choose? By making a list. A culling list.
The internationally acclaimed show from a pacifist with a culling list (what?). Sameena combines the weight of her political opinions with her particular brand of caustic, dark humour, in a 'playfully demonic' (Tony Allen) show that explores the sublime and the the ridiculous, whether there is hope for the human race. On balance, there is. Maybe. Possibly. Who knows.
A whirlwind hour of comedy and storytelling that will have you laughing, thinking and arguing in equal measure. And possibly exploring your inner homicidal pacifist, as you pen a culling list of your own.
'The political heart of Bill Hicks... a show that's brave, funny, fiery and true'
'Combines warmth with political passion.' ★★★★
‘Fresh, sharp and socially conscious... instantly loveable’
'Ballsy, intelligent, searing... the best show of the fringe.'
'A goulash of hilarity... dark, intelligent banter... intelligent, sharp and ingenious' ★★★★
vulture magazine, Melbourne
HOW NOT TO STEAL A LLAMA
Freedom of movement, a cheerfully murderous matriarch, and memories of a wooden leg, all come together in this darkly humorous and absurd story of a 4-day trek up Machu Picchu.
No Llamas (Dalai or otherwise) were harmed during the making of this show. This is a show about journey- from tortoise to lizard, from Zen to Nihilist, from the Himalayas to the Andes.