It’s not easy being a mother of four, Lebanese and Muslim. But with a hijab and a microphone, Frida Deguise is smashing any stereotypes people might have of Muslim women in comedy. She is funny and outspoken, pushing the boundaries of perception and making her own rules about what a Muslim woman is allowed to say and what her audience is allowed to laugh at.
Frida performed in her first solo stand up show at the Sydney Fringe 2016 and toured with the annual comedy hit show, ‘A Very Woggy Xmas Gala’ with Joe Avati, and Gabriel Rossi. You can see Frida breaking down preconceptions with her explosive comedy act in regular appearances in comedy clubs around Sydney. With a passion for comedy writing, Frida has a gift for landing a good joke which she proved as a writer’s attachment on Gruen, where she was thrilled to get a joke on air on her very first day. She is currently developing a sit com and a feature film.
Some Saturday nights, Frida performs her one-woman footy dance wearing her Manly guernsey, but you’re not lucky enough to see that!