2017 marks ten years in comedy for Aatif Nawaz. In that time, he has tackled obstacle af- ter obstacle in a highly competitive and cut-throat industry. He has experienced highs and lows: hilarious interactions with Channel 4; chance meetings with comedy legends (includ- ing advice from Jimmy Carr and Omid Djalili) dalliances with the BBC, and harsh, harsh rejections from...well...a lot of people.
In his quest for comedy stardom, few stones have been left unturned and - after a long, hard graft - it’s finally time for Aatif to have The Last Laugh.
'Excels in his light-hearted, yet damning critiques of the way the world twists and stretches the truth' Fringe Guru
Aatif Nawaz is an award winning stand-up comedian and presenter. His first two solo shows Muslims Do It 5 Times A Day and AATIFicial Intelligence both earned rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and spawned sell-out runs in London. Aatif has appeared on BBC's Newsnight, BBC's Red Button Comedy Show, BBC Radio 5 Live's Afternoon Edition as well as various programmes on Channel 4, Channel 5 and the Islam Chan- nel. Aatif recently presented his first BBC Radio 4’s Inconspicuous Consumption, and has appeared on Stephen Fry’s English Delight. Aatif has featured on numerous tours this year including Public Convert No 1 supporting American comedian Preacher Moss, The LOL Comedy Tour and the Human Appeal Comedy Tour that took places across 20 cities across the UK and featured performances from Mo Amer, Imran Yusuf, Nail Abdulrashid, Tez Ilyas, Aamer Rahman, and Guz Khan. Aatif has also toured with Brian Lara and Waqar Younis.
Earlier this year, Aatif launched his new podcast, AATIFicial Intelligence on iTunes that continues to grow in listenership every week.
'AATIFicial Intelligence is a consistently hilarious show...' Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
'His intelligent observations will have you choking with laughter' Huffington Post UK
The Scotsman Top 50 Jokes of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016
INews Top 50 Jokes of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016
Daily Mirror Top 100 Jokes of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015
'Determined to debunk a few myths and trouble-shoot some reductive stereotypes’ The List
'Side Splittingly Hilarious’ EdFringe Review
'You will laugh until it hurts’ Mumble Comedy
'A fine gag comedian that excels at interacting with the crowd’ Spiked Comedy