Edinburgh Comedy Nominees 2019
A veritable smorgasbord of comedy nominees (and the winner) for you to tuck into.
Enissa Amani makes her Soho Theatre debut, performing her solo show for the first time in London.
Enissa is a multilingual stand-up comic, writer and actress. Born in Iran, she was raised by left-wing intellectual Iranian parents in Germany, where she studied Law and later pursued a passion for novel writing. She began stand-up comedy in 2014 and her television debut, a five-minute stand-up performance on a German late-night show, generated over five million views in its first days. Fluent in German, Farsi, English and French, Amani has been cited as the voice of a new German generation, with politics, the immigrant story and inclusion featuring heavily in her material.
Enissa began touring in 2015, winning the German Comedy Award for Best Newcomer that year, and her tours now sell out the biggest venues that Germany. In 2018, Amani became the first woman in Europe with a Netflix Original Comedy Special with the release of Ehrenwort. Doubling down on her success, Netflix released a second special from Amani only eight months later titled, Comedian Goals.