Mawaan Rizwan

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Mawaan Rizwan is an actor, writer and comedian who shot to fame with the success of his YouTube channel. Born in Pakistan and moved to East London at the age of two, Mawaan has an eclectic CV.

He recently filmed with Maisie Williams on ‘Two Weeks to Live’ a new six-part comedy series for Sky One. He has also starred in the ITV Drama ‘Next of Kin’ as well as the BAFTA winning ‘Murdered By My Father’.

Mawaan’s writing credit on Netflix’ ‘Sex Education’ (series 2 and 3) earned him a spot on Forbes’ 30 under 30 list.

As a comedian, Mawaan has appeared on BBC2’s Live at the Apollo and Channel 4’s Harry Hill’s Clubnite, captivating audiences with his joyful yet deeply honest stand-up. His live performances of his songs ‘Mango’ and ‘Never Been Skiing’ both went viral earlier this year.

His Edinburgh 2018 show ‘Juice’ was a critical and commercial success, performing to sell-out audiences and receiving a plethora of 4 and 5 star reviews for his ‘thirst-quenching joy-ride of a stand up set’. Mawaan supported ‘Queer Eye’s’ Jonathan Van Ness on his tour ‘The Road to Beijing’, in UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Mawaan starred in the inaugural series of Taskmaster for C4, and also co-hosts Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club which aired on ITV.

This year sees the release of his debut comedy series for BBC, Juice. He wrote, starred and exec produced the show which also co-stars Russell Tovey, his mother Shahnaz Rizwan and his brother Nabhaan Rizwan.

Twitter @MawaanR

Instagram @mawaanr

Thank you so much for making this Pride event happen with Mawaan. He was absolutely fantastic and the conversation with Sue really flowed and the audience were absolutely rapt. It was a great safe conversation and I could see the audience getting so much from it. It really was a lovely event! Huge thanks for being so efficient and lovely in making this work and huge thanks to Mawaan for his time, words of wisdom, warmth and generous conversation.

Pride event with Sue Perkins, FORA Space

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