020. Aatif Nawaz

In this episode I’m talking to acclaimed comedian and award-winning television presenter Aatif Nawaz who originally trained as an actor, and only moved in to standup comedy when a technical problem forced him to riff with an audience for 40 minutes at a friend’s event. He’s a very familiar face on the UK’s Islamic and Asian TV channels, and tells us about his experiences performing to non-mainstream audiences. Aatif also discusses the success of his last solo show, Muslims Do It 5 Times A Day, and his plans for EdFringe 2016 where he will launch his latest production, Aatificial Intelligence. You can find out more about Aatif Nawaz through his website and his Twitter feed.

(The Comedy Cannon podcast with your host Jay Islaam.)