Sharifa is a talented comedian known for her unique sense of humour and her unusually entertaining life story. With a knack for storytelling and a natural ability to connect with audiences, Sharifa has become one to watch.
Born and raised in London, Sharifa has spent her entire adult life working professionally as a Hip Hop dancer. Falling into the societal pressures to get an “adult job” Sharifa is transitioning into a more grown up and sensible career, something to make the grandparents proud – stand up comedy.
Sharifa began her comedy journey by performing at an open mic night at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2022. Between now and then Sharifa has gone on to win a number of Gong shows and competitions at some of the UK’s most established comedy venues: a few of her wins in 2023 include, King Gong winner at The Comedy Store, Top Secret Gong winner at Top Secret comedy club, and Vauxhall Ding Dong Gong winner at Big Belly Comedy club Christmas 2022.
Sharifa is currently working on a new comedy special, set to be released later this year. She also will be performing at the Edinburgh Fringe in August bringing her unique brand of humour to the festival, as part of a split bill.
- Winner of The Comedy Store’s King Gong 2023
Sharifa is very highly reviewed:
“I don’t understand this comedy thing but I support it anyways.” – Sharifa’s Jamaican Nan