Bilal Zafar


Bilal Zafar was nominated for the Best Newcomer Award for his debut show, CAKES, at the Edinburgh Fringe. Bilal also won the New Act of the Year award joining the company of previous winners such as Stewart Lee, Ardal O’Hanlon, Joe Wilkinson and Linda Smith. 

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.  I look forward to whatever Zafar cooks up next

Dominic Maxwell, The Times

"Delivers big laughs” Brian Logan, The Guardian

"fascinating and hilarious in equal measure"

Ian Jones, i-D

"Zafar really delivers on the absurdity of an escalating social media farce running in parallel with growing prejudice and tensions, joyously exposing the stupidity on all sides


Ben Venables, The Skinny

"endearing, relaxed and naturally funny…hilarious


Emily Phillips, EdFest Mag
On twitter at @zafarcakes