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One-to-One Stand Up Coaching

with Maria Shehata

One-to-One Stand Up Coaching with Maria Shehata

“A slick, gag driven US approach.” (Chortle).

“I love Maria Shehata, she is funny on and off stage.” (Bill Burr) 

Whether you are just getting started in stand up, want to build on your current set, or are writing your hour solo show, Maria will help you fine-tune your set, mine your life for material, discover your unique voice, and direct your stage presence to have a more confident delivery. Maria can help you shape a set for a competition, find a narrative in your hour show, and help you deal with your nerves on stage. 

Maria has helped many comedians build the confidence to get started in stand up, move on to the next level, become finalists in competitions, and even land lead roles in sitcoms.

Maria Shehata is a multi-award winning comedian with over ten years of experience in NYC, LA, and London. She’s been seen on BBC, Comedy Central, Showtime, Channel 5, and Comic Relief. Voted one of the 5 Best New Acts of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe by the 99 Club, Maria performs at top clubs all over the UK, and recently supported Bill Burr on tour. “A slick, gag driven US approach.” (Chortle). “I love Maria Shehata, she is funny on and off stage.” (Bill Burr) 

£50 per hour session. Email Maria at to book.


"Maria has superb instincts. She got my ready for my Mindy Project audition - even suggested I did it in my native British accent. Thank god she did!" - Ed Weeks

"After Maria helped me hone my material for a competition, I got through to the final! She gave me confidence in the material which I really needed” - Davina Bentley

"I got more out of ten minutes with Maria than any other workshop." - Laura McMahaon

“I came to Maria without any material and without any clue what I’m doing. Despite this not ideal setup, Maria helped me to feel heard and understood. She gave me cool writing exercises so I stopped staring at the blank page. She’s the best teacher I’ve ever had, and I’m very grateful to her.” - Alexander Memus

“I have always been hesitant about people offering comedy courses or training, through the fear that they would just seek to make my material formulaic and generic. So when I started sessions with Maria, I was amazed with how quickly she not only understood where I wanted to take my material but knew exactly how to help me to get there. Maria doesn’t impose rules, cliches or guidelines but endeavours to help you understand what makes you uniquely funny. Through our sessions I have been able to develop my work at a faster and more accurate rate then I could alone. She’s helped me find the core of my bits even when I couldn’t see it myself, been a creative sounding board for new material, taught me ways to craft and structure my sets, sharpen and polish my setups and punchlines, expand my best material for a long-form show and I could seriously describe the benefits of her sessions forever.  The objectivity Maria brings and the motivating way in which she does it 
has really allowed me to make constant progress. There aren’t many comedians like Maria out there so if you have the opportunity to have regular sessions with her, grasp it with both hands.” - Kallis Kyriacou

"I have been woking with Maria for the past three months as a comedy coach and I could not be happier! She has helped me shape my 5 minute set into a cohesive and well thought out set that I am proud to deliver. I think the best part about working with Maria is that I trust her, She is brilliant at helping me take a joke where I thought the punch line was here and realizing that it’s actually something completely different…and always funnier. If you want a caring thoughtful comedy coach, book a session with Maria Shehata right now." - Michael Noel