Comedian Shazia Mirza says her new show, “The Kardashians Made Me Do It,” was inspired by last year’s headline story of the British High School girls who attempted to join ISIS. The title was taken from one of the girl’s testimony who described her sister as “normal” adding that she watched the popular reality show.
“I just thought that was hilarious,” says the comedian. “That’s the answer they gave to our government. … I mean, I just thought, ‘God, this is so funny,’ but it’s also, you know, they were normal … I mean I watch the Kardashians. It’s a normal thing I would do.”
Normalizing the human experience is the award-winning comedians’ specialty. Mirza, who is British Muslim of Pakistani descent, says her new is the first one of a political nature.
“I feel like this is the show that I was always meant to do. I just feel that everything I’ve done in my career has been leading up to this. I just feel I’m saying exactly what I think, exactly what I believe,” says Mirza. “It’s the funniest show, the darkest subject, but the funniest show I’ve ever done.”
The show is currently on tour in the UK, and expected to come to America soon.