Bilal Zafar

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Bilal Zafar is an up and coming stand-up comic with a friendly, story-telling style. He has experience hosting awards ceremonies and performing at corporate events.

Bilal was nominated for the Last Best Newcomer Award for his debut show at the Edinburgh fringe 2016.

Earlier the same year Bilal won the New Act of the Year award  joining the company of previous winners such as Stewart Lee, Ardal O’Hanlon, Joe Wilkinson and Linda Smith.

In 2015 he was the runner up at the Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year competition. He has appeared on BBC3, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Asian Network, and has written for The Independent.

witty and absorbing…highly entertaining.  I look forward to whatever Zafar cooks up next
Dominic Maxwell, The Times

“Delivers big laughs” Brian Logan, The Guardian

fascinating and hilarious in equal measure
Ian Jones, i-D

Zafar really delivers on the absurdity of an escalating social media farce running in parallel with growing prejudice and tensions, joyously exposing the stupidity on all sides
Ben Venables, The Skinny

endearing, relaxed and naturally funny…hilarious
Emily Phillips, EdFest Mag