Maria Shehata

Maria Shehata Bio

Maria ShehataEgyptian-American comedian Maria Shehata’s sharp and original stand-up, combined with her quick-wit and crowd pleasing conversational delivery has brought her appearances on Comedy Central’s The Watch List, Just Like Us: The Movie and several guest appearances on Sirius Satellite Radio. Her essays have been published all over the world, from the Italian magazine Stripped Stories to Kuwait’s Bazaar.

Maria has been invited to perform in numerous comedy festivals, such as the New York Arab-American Comedy Festival, the New York Underground Comedy Festival, The Los Angeles Middle Eastern Comedy Festival, The Women in Comedy Festival in Boston and the San Luis Obispo Comedy Festival. She has been seen in theatres from coast to coast, including Town Hall with Maz Jobrani in New York City, and with the Arab’s Gone Wild Comedy Tour at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California.

Maria’s comedy has taken her from suburban life in Columbus, Ohio, to New York City and now Los Angeles, where she brings to the stage a point of view that is hilarious, unique, and yet still universal. Watch out for Maria on Bridging the Gap: A Middle Eastern Comedy Conference airing on Showtime!

Episode Appearances:

Episode 21: The Dating Wastelands 1/20/11