Zahra hit the stand up scene in February 2011 and has since been a 2013 Bath New Act of The Year Finalist, a Funny Woman (in association with Company Magazine) Finalist, Laughing Horse New Act at Brighton Fringe Finalist, Comedy Cafe New Act 2012 Finalist, beaten ‘The Frog’ at The Frog and Bucket and reached the Semi Finals of The Picadilly New Act of The Year Competition.
She has also gigged with Gail Porter and supported notorious ‘Best Seller’ and International Drug Baron (!) Howard Marks; and she has opened for Tiffany Stevenson, Dana Alexander and Kate Smurthwaite.
‘Zahra Barri who is Irish/Egyptian: a combination which makes stand-up comedy an almost unavoidable career choice, and had some unexpected Muslim viewpoints on blind dates and bikini waxing, and a terrific gag about the similarity between stand-up comedy and terrorism’ – Venue Magazine
‘Terrific’ – Venue Magazine
‘Zahra Barri, a cool Rita Rudner…’ Alan Nixon Channel 5 Head Of Comedy and Entertainment and Director of Absolutely Productions