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 Soho Theatre. He is currently based in Melbourne, Australia and is co-presenter of 774 / ABC Breakfast Radio.

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 Awards 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 to ABC RN. 

Photo: Nicole Cleary