Sajeela Kershi: Fights Like A Girl!

Thu Oct 31 2019

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Lichfield Street Wolverhampton WV1 1DU

£11.00 - £13.20

Ages 14+

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Fights Like a Girl! is a reflection of everything Sajeela Kershi has fought for and against. The show was born at the Women’s March in London, chanting against Trump, travel bans and global injustices, with Sajeela fighting to keep her prime position on the frontline - even if that meant barging Harriet Harman out of the way, and not allowing a man to push in at the front, who, it turns out is Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.

Sajeela looks at her own upbringing, telling true stories of fitting in, fighting bullies, fighting for a life on her terms. She looks at universal misogyny in culture, including a true story of how she and a group of women in her family were kept hostage but managed to fight off their extremist captors - a tale of unexpected hilarity! Finally we learn of Sajeela’s personal frightening challenge, to march through the Edinburgh Fringe in spite of a sudden inexplicable rapid hearing loss. It’s a fight against time, will she make it to the finish line of the Fringe ... to the sound of rapturous applause or deafening silence? ‘What and who will we fight for...and why?’

Join Sajeela as she puts up her dukes and picks her battles. Find out if you are a fight or flight by nature, why you are to blame for Brexit and Trump and if you are ultimately failing to fight for a productive society ... whilst in hysterics.

Written for and featured on a variety of BBC Radio.
Written and performed by Sajeela Kershi

‘My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style’ Maya Angelou
‘Smart, funny with a mischievious glint’ TIMES
Kershi has a voice. And, going by the number of people attending her shows, the message is getting through’ TELEGRAPH
‘Hugely talented, extremely funny, divine diva’ TIME OUT
The woman is simply a treasure. Magnetic, lovable and enormously witty, she’s like Claire Rayner scripted by Kenneth Williams’ THE SPECTATOR
‘Incidental digressions, sharpness of wit and ad-libbing in her Joanna Lumley cut-glass vowels will be more than worth it ... be quick to discover Edinburgh’s best kept secret!’ THE STAGE


14+ (parental guidance).
Access information: Wheelchair accessible, lifts and accessible toilets.
Doors 6pm, start 6.30pm-7.30pm

This event is part of the Funny Things Festival running 26th October to 2nd November www.funny-things.co.uk

Funny Things Presents
Sajeela Kershi: Fights Like A Girl!

  • Sajeela Kershi

    Sajeela Kershi

    Stand-up

    Sajeela Kershi is a multi-award winning comedian and writer working in the UK and internationally, including shows in the USA, Prague and Montreal Just for Laughs festival. She performs extensively across the UK festival calendar including; Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leicester, Manchester, Buxton and Brighton fringes and has been variously described as: ‘Smart, funny, with a Mischievous glint’ (The Times), ‘Hugely talented, extremely funny, divine diva’ (Time Out) and ‘A natural performer, Kershi definitely has the power to make you laugh and cry’ (The Skinny). In addition to her stand-up shows, Sajeela also regularly works as MC, host and public speaker.

    Her TV credits include; The Tez O-Clock Show (C4), Comedy Central, Comedy Cuts, (ITV2) and The Big Debate (ITV) and radio appearances include; Saturday Live (BBC Radio 4), Clare Balding's Good Morning Sunday (BBC Radio 2), Clive Anderson's Loose Ends (BBC Radio 4), Kaye Adams Programme (BBC Radio Scotland) and more including LBC Radio, BBC Radio London, BBC Asian Network, BBC Surrey and BBC Sussex.

    Sajeela was commissioned by Southbank Centre's Alchemy to devise and write the spoken word theatre show 'Mother Tongues From Father Lands', which was performed to great acclaim as part of the Alchemy roadshow.

    As a writer Sajeela regularly contributes to a range of BBC radio shows and has written over a dozen stand-up shows including; Fights Like A Girl!, Sharia's L.A.W. and the widely acclaimed Immigrant Diaries, which won the ‘Argus Angel Award for Artistic Excellence’ and plays nationally, including a show in the House of Lords.

    Voted HuffPost's top funny women to follow on twitter, Sajeela won the AWA (Arts and Culture) Award and was a finalist on ITV's Asian Media Awards. She has written and performed sketches for The Comedy Factory, MUJU and Asian Provocateurs amongst others and featured on Meera Syal’s Comedy Show (BBC).

     

    ★★★★★  "A triumphant and life affirming success, nothing short of a
                      fantastic evening"
    Fresh Fringe

    ★★★★★  "Intelligent, inspiring and empowering" Culture Vulture

    ★★★★★  "This show should be made available on prescription" The Agrus

    ★★★★★  "Funny, entertaining, spot on, Catch it at all costs" Remotegoat

    ★★★★    "Hilarious, heart-warming and truly inspirational… a must-see
                      and never forget"
    Broadway Baby

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Funny Things Presents

Sajeela Kershi: Fights Like A Girl!

Thu Oct 31 2019 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

Wolverhampton Art Gallery Wolverhampton
Sajeela Kershi: Fights Like A Girl!

£11.00 - £13.20 Ages 14+

Fights Like a Girl! is a reflection of everything Sajeela Kershi has fought for and against. The show was born at the Women’s March in London, chanting against Trump, travel bans and global injustices, with Sajeela fighting to keep her prime position on the frontline - even if that meant barging Harriet Harman out of the way, and not allowing a man to push in at the front, who, it turns out is Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.

Sajeela looks at her own upbringing, telling true stories of fitting in, fighting bullies, fighting for a life on her terms. She looks at universal misogyny in culture, including a true story of how she and a group of women in her family were kept hostage but managed to fight off their extremist captors - a tale of unexpected hilarity! Finally we learn of Sajeela’s personal frightening challenge, to march through the Edinburgh Fringe in spite of a sudden inexplicable rapid hearing loss. It’s a fight against time, will she make it to the finish line of the Fringe ... to the sound of rapturous applause or deafening silence? ‘What and who will we fight for...and why?’

Join Sajeela as she puts up her dukes and picks her battles. Find out if you are a fight or flight by nature, why you are to blame for Brexit and Trump and if you are ultimately failing to fight for a productive society ... whilst in hysterics.

Written for and featured on a variety of BBC Radio.
Written and performed by Sajeela Kershi

‘My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style’ Maya Angelou
‘Smart, funny with a mischievious glint’ TIMES
Kershi has a voice. And, going by the number of people attending her shows, the message is getting through’ TELEGRAPH
‘Hugely talented, extremely funny, divine diva’ TIME OUT
The woman is simply a treasure. Magnetic, lovable and enormously witty, she’s like Claire Rayner scripted by Kenneth Williams’ THE SPECTATOR
‘Incidental digressions, sharpness of wit and ad-libbing in her Joanna Lumley cut-glass vowels will be more than worth it ... be quick to discover Edinburgh’s best kept secret!’ THE STAGE


14+ (parental guidance).
Access information: Wheelchair accessible, lifts and accessible toilets.
Doors 6pm, start 6.30pm-7.30pm

This event is part of the Funny Things Festival running 26th October to 2nd November www.funny-things.co.uk

Sajeela Kershi

Sajeela Kershi

Stand-up

Sajeela Kershi is a multi-award winning comedian and writer working in the UK and internationally, including shows in the USA, Prague and Montreal Just for Laughs festival. She performs extensively across the UK festival calendar including; Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leicester, Manchester, Buxton and Brighton fringes and has been variously described as: ‘Smart, funny, with a Mischievous glint’ (The Times), ‘Hugely talented, extremely funny, divine diva’ (Time Out) and ‘A natural performer, Kershi definitely has the power to make you laugh and cry’ (The Skinny). In addition to her stand-up shows, Sajeela also regularly works as MC, host and public speaker.

Her TV credits include; The Tez O-Clock Show (C4), Comedy Central, Comedy Cuts, (ITV2) and The Big Debate (ITV) and radio appearances include; Saturday Live (BBC Radio 4), Clare Balding's Good Morning Sunday (BBC Radio 2), Clive Anderson's Loose Ends (BBC Radio 4), Kaye Adams Programme (BBC Radio Scotland) and more including LBC Radio, BBC Radio London, BBC Asian Network, BBC Surrey and BBC Sussex.

Sajeela was commissioned by Southbank Centre's Alchemy to devise and write the spoken word theatre show 'Mother Tongues From Father Lands', which was performed to great acclaim as part of the Alchemy roadshow.

As a writer Sajeela regularly contributes to a range of BBC radio shows and has written over a dozen stand-up shows including; Fights Like A Girl!, Sharia's L.A.W. and the widely acclaimed Immigrant Diaries, which won the ‘Argus Angel Award for Artistic Excellence’ and plays nationally, including a show in the House of Lords.

Voted HuffPost's top funny women to follow on twitter, Sajeela won the AWA (Arts and Culture) Award and was a finalist on ITV's Asian Media Awards. She has written and performed sketches for The Comedy Factory, MUJU and Asian Provocateurs amongst others and featured on Meera Syal’s Comedy Show (BBC).

 

★★★★★  "A triumphant and life affirming success, nothing short of a
                  fantastic evening"
Fresh Fringe

★★★★★  "Intelligent, inspiring and empowering" Culture Vulture

★★★★★  "This show should be made available on prescription" The Agrus

★★★★★  "Funny, entertaining, spot on, Catch it at all costs" Remotegoat

★★★★    "Hilarious, heart-warming and truly inspirational… a must-see
                  and never forget"
Broadway Baby

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Ages 14+
limit 8 per person
General Admission
General Admission
£13.20 (£12.00 + £1.20 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)
Concession
£11.00 (£10.00 + £1.00 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)

Delivery Method

eTickets
Box Office Collection

Terms & Conditions

This event is 14 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 14 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.