Following a soldout run and rave reviews at the 2021 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Amna Bee is bringing her show, Don’t Tell My Family, to Adelaide Fringe this year.

A self-confessed, badass rule breaker, Amna has one hell of a story to tell, but just don’t tell her family.

The stand-up comedian was raised by a conservative family in Pakistan and has grown up to defy every single expectation placed upon her.

She’s not sure what shocks them more – that she married an Indian man, or that she went on to divorce him.

“They want me to marry a nice Muslim man,” she says. “But I don’t want a nice man. I want a regular, emotionally unavailable dickhead”

Having performed stand up around the country, this is Amna’s debut solo show at Adelaide Fringe.

“The show is about the journey of a Pakistani woman across borders, taboos and family expectations – one debacle at a time!” she says. “The jokes are hilarious and you’ll be hearing from a point of view that’s seldom found in the world of comedy – a Pakistani woman’s.”

“I am from Peshawar, the wild, wild west side of Pakistan. I am what they call a tribal Pashtun. I was the first woman in my town to leave the country on her own and pretty sure I am the only woman from that part of the world who’s doing comedy here in Australia,” she says.

This truly unique perspective informs her tales of marriage, divorce, dating, political activism, and general survival as someone whose opinions don’t always match her physical appearance.

In this South Australian premiere of her show, Don’t Tell My Family, Amna finds the funny in angles we may not have heard before, but she’s a voice we’ll be hearing plenty more from.

Don’t Tell My Family is playing at Griffins head on Feb 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26 at 7:15pm. Grab your tickets HERE.