An Egyptian-American Comedian and Actress born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Maria Shehata’s unlikely blend of mid east and mid west gives her a point of view that is hilarious, unique, and yet still universal.
Maria’s stand up has been seen on Comedy Central’s The Watch List, Just Like Us: The Movie, andShowtime’s Bridging the Gap. Maria is featured in The Cradle of Comedy, a documentary following the lives of six Middle Eastern comedians.
Maria has been invited to perform in numerous comedy festivals, such as the New York Underground Comedy Festival, the New York Arab-American Comedy Festival, The Los Angeles Middle Eastern Comedy Festival, the Big Sky Comedy Competition in Billings, Montana, and the San Luis Obispo Comedy Festival. With her universal appeal, she has performed throughout the Middle East and Europe.