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Ayesha Hazarika

Formerly a special advisor to the Labour party, Ayesha spent 9 years guiding senior party leaders in Government and the Opposition. Her vast political experience and work on influential equality campaigns have given her a unique insight into being a woman in a changing male-dominated government. Now igniting an old flame, she has gone back to her days of stand-up. Combining hilarious anecdotal tales with a forceful political message, Ayesha makes for a brilliant combination.

Growing up in Glasgow with first generation Indian immigrant parents, growing up Ayesha was a self-confessed outsider, not quite fitting in at school and protesting against her traditional roots, she became a little bit of a rebel.

Studying Law at the University of Hull, she fell into the civil service and started moonlighting as a stand-up comedian in order to tackle work stresses. Gigging about three or four times a week, Ayesha developed a real talent and love for the circuit.

During this time at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and she was a semi-finalist in the BBC and Channel 4 new talent competitions.

Eventually, work took over and Ayesha was a round the clock advisor to leading members of the Labour party including Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband.

Her unique position in the front lines of government, prepping leaders for Prime Minister’s Questions, live media speeches and policy changes means she can brilliantly comment on current affairs and tumultuous times in government.

Regularly appearing on television and radio Ayesha is well-versed at standing up in public. Working with Harriet Harman to lead Labour’s pink bus campaign to canvas women’s votes, Ayesha forcefully promotes equality and diversity in all her work.

Leaving the civil service and Westminster, Ayesha has turned back to her old love comedy. Combining tales of her time as a special advisor with some great impressions of senior government figures, Ayesha’s comedy is a force to be reckoned with.

The perfect figure for corporate entertaining and after-dinner functions, Ayesha’s fresh and unique style ensures she is a highly sought after act.

For further information or to book Ayesha Hazarika, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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