When she eventually arrives Mirza seems distracted: the impending pressure of Edinburgh is looming and preview performances are in full swing. But refreshingly she doesn’t desperately try to shoehorn in jokes from her act into our conversation as comedians often do. Instead she happily divulges details of her current controversial relationship: with an Irish atheist. What will her parents say?
Shazia Mirza's show, Multiple Choice, can be found at the Gilded Balloon Teviot, 4-30 August at 21.00