Following her critically acclaimed 103 date sell-out international tour, The Kardashians Made Me Do It, Shazia Mirza returns with an Edinburgh Preview of her brand new stand-up show.

Shazia’s comedy is usually autobiographical, she talks about her life, relationships and parents, but also somewhat political and opinionated.

With Love From St Tropez is about lies and truth, nudity and the periodic table, these things hold the key to the future apparently.

She has appeared on various TV and radio shows including BBC’s Have I Got News For You and Radio 4’s The Now Show. She also wrote a weekly column for The Guardian entitled Diary of a Disappointing Daughter.

Shazia was once a science teacher at a school in Tower Hamlets in London and she believes this experience prepared her for a career in stand-up comedy.

“They hated me and I hated them. I used to tell them jokes to pass the time, when I look back that is where I learnt stand-up. That was really good training for me because I never had that much abuse as a comedian.”

Shazia never dreamt of being a comedian, but was interested in acting and writing. While still working as a teacher she started a writing course and it was here that she discovered her comedic talent.

artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, N12 0GA, July 13, 8pm. Details: 020 8369 5454