Princess Halaleia from Sitar Wars: Return of the Jihadi
I am a professional actor, comedian and writer; currently I write and perform in three sketch comedy groups, Monkey Wedding , Chaos Theory and The Melon Comedy Collective. Between them I've performed in ten sell-out Fringe shows. Monkey Wedding has written for BBC Radio 4 Extra, were finalists in the 2015 SketchFest writer's competition and have performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and on the London Live TV station.
In Spring 2022 I graduated from the National Film and Television School (NFTS) Writing & Producing Comedy Diploma which is sponsored by Channel Four and taught by legendary writer and producer Bill Dare, whilst continuing to act in or write projects for theatre, film, television and radio. I also graduating in Spring 2022 with an MA in Screenwriting from the University of London.
Since October 2020, I'm a comedy writer on the award winning The Treason Show, Brighton's long running topical satirical comedy show, now in its record-breaking 20th year. I am also a new writer for BBC Scotland's topical news show 'Breaking the News.'
This summer, as well as writing and performing in Chaos Theory's Camden Fringe 2023 show 'Lady Chatterley's Liver', Yasser is also writing and performing an anarchic, shocking and subversive political satire Edinburgh Fringe Online 2023 Show called 'The Woke Box' which will be available onDemand from 4th August 2023.
Background: Yasser is a larger than life asian zhemale (allegedly), a genetic experiment gone wrong between a former British Prime Minister, a Victor Kiam Remington electric shaver and combined electro-larynx voice machine and a half-eaten sanitary towel belonging to TV cook Madhur Jaffrey but found in the possession of Robert Mugabe at the high-security Showbusiness Disease Centre in Hastings. Spending the first fourteen years of his life living in a Cornetto wafer cone, Yasser was raised by The Two Bonnies (Tyler and Langford); he was taught by Bruce Forsyth, Frederick Forsyth and John Forsyth's wig (Blake Carrington from Dynasty) the arts of creating catchphrases, thriller writing whilst spying for MI6 and acting. No-one knows why. He has shifty large eyes and is looked after by several burkha clad animals posing as wives.
He married his first wife once, his second wife twice, and his third wife three times. Then he spoiled that arithmetic progression, but created a different symmetry. He went back and married his second wife a third time, and concluded by marrying his fourth wife once. Following an industrial accident after being a cock double for Liam Neeson for eight years, Yasser is now living as a clockwork gypsy fortune telling machine, pregnant with triplets (one of each) in Edwardian London and living a double life as a cereal killer: 'The Pasteurised Pansy Porridge Pouncer' of Old Laandan Taan performing unnatural acts with unsuspecting crumpets, shredded wheat and hot plates of pie & mash.
Yasser is currently writing a TV soap opera about a rapping Yorkshire community of black & white minstrels called Eminemmmerdale but has to wait for the invention of television in 32 years before it can be broadcast.
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