Bilal Zafar was nominated for Best Newcomer for his debut show at the Edinburgh fringe 2016. He'll be one of our highlights on Saturday evening, talking us through his fictional cake shop, and what it tells us about our communities and the rise of Islamophobia.

New Act of the Year award winner Bilal joined the company of previous winners such as Stewart Lee, Ardal O’Hanlon, Joe Wilkinson and Linda Smith when he came top of the bill at this year’s New Act of the Year Awards.  In 2015 he was the runner up at the Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year competition. He has appeared on BBC3, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Asian Network, and has written for The Independent.

witty and absorbing…highly entertaining"
 The Times

“Delivers big laughs” The Guardian

"fascinating and hilarious in equal measure"
Ian Jones, i-D