Sami Shah is a multi-award winning comedian, writer, journalist and broadcaster.
Sami’s comedy has won the Best Local Act at the 2013 Perth International Comedy Festival, and Best Comedy at 2016 Fringe World. He’s performed multiple sold-out runs at comedy festivals across Australia, as well as in London’s Soho Theatre. Sami has been a frequent guest on The Project, and also appeared on QI with Stephen Fry
Sami co-hosted the ABC Radio Melbourne Breakfast program with Jacinta Parsons for two years from 2018. He also presented RN Saturday Extra, and produced and has presented multiple documentary series’ on ABC RN’s Earshot.
His autobiography, I, Migrant, was nominated for the NSW Premier’s Literary Award, the WA Premier’s Literary Award, and the Russell Prize for Humour Writing. He has also written Boy of Fire and Earth, a critically acclaimed urban fantasy novel, and Islamic Republic of Australia, a non-fiction exploration of religious belief. Sami has also contributed multiple essays and short stories to various anthologies.
Sami is currently lecturing in journalism at the University of Melbourne and working on his PhD in news satire.
The Show of the Year 2015
Casey Bennetto, Santilla Chingaipe, The Listies, Marc Fennell, Penny Wong, First Dog on the Moon, Nicholas J. Johnson, Jane Caro, Clare Wright, Tina Del Twist, Sami Shah, Toby Halligan
I Know You Are, I Said You Are: Gender Stereotypes and Kids
Sami Shah, Nelly Thomas, Ro Allen, Alyena Mohummadally
The Full Catastrophe
Rebecca Huntley, Sarah Macdonald, Maxine McKew, Libbi Gorr, Sami Shah, Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen