Portrait of Sami Shah

Sami Shah

Comedian and writer Sami Shah has been profiled in the New York Times and ABC's Australian Story, and appeared on BBC Radio 4, BBC Asian Network, TEDx, The Project and the Shoho Theatre. 

Sami wrote and performed a two-part series for BBC Radio 4 A Beginners Guide to Pakistan, and appeared as a panellist on QI with Stephen Fry.

Sami won the award for Best Local Act at the 2013 Perth International Comedy Festival, and Best WA Comedy at 2016 Fringe World. His autobiography, I, Migrant has been nominated for the NSW Premier's Literary Award and the Russell Prize for Humour Writing.

Sami produces a weekly podcast, Sami Says. He has written columns for  Fairfax Media, the Brisbane Courier Mail, SCOOP magazine and many other publications, and is a frequent contributor on ABC RN. 

Sami is currently based in Melbourne Australia.