LUBNA KERR


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About


After completing the Laughing Horse comedy course in 2013, Lubna has become a regular face on the Scottish comedy circuit. She has gigged in the UK as well putting in the occasional appearance in The States.  With humour that bases around her Asian heritage, Lubna attempts to both break down and play on the stereotypes attached to her background.

In March 2018, Lubna's debut show, 'The Asian Ellen DeGeneres', premiered at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival. The show acted as a showcase for Lubna's talent for character comedy - characters heavily-leaden with Asian stereotypes and a rich Scottish sense of humour.

Lubna Kerr, Elain C Smith, Arabella Weir and Doon Mackichan

2019 saw Lubna design her new solo show called, “Where are You Really From?” - a question asked by many people on a daily basis. Her reply depends on the person asking her. Early 2020 saw the her perform the new show in Leicester Comedy Festival.

Lubna is also a trained actor and has made appearances on stage, television and film. She was one of the stars of 'Still Game' at the Hydro in 2014 and has also made appearances in BBC1's 'Scot Squad' and 'Armchair Detectives'. She made her big screen debut in the feature film 'Moon Dogs’. In 2019, her second feature film” Christmas in the Highlands” saw her play the role of a baker. More recently Lubna makes a guest appearance BBC One's successful Scottish sitcom 'Two Doors Down', in the fourth season.

Lubna has been very lucky to be awarded funding from Creative Scotland as part of the Create Inclusion programme and followed up with funding from Open fund which allowed her to completed her first play, “Tick Box”.

The purpose of this funding was to allow her to write, produce and perform a semi-autobiographical, one-woman play about migration, relationships, theatre and arts. This exciting project was the perfect vehicle to showcase Lubna’s talent as a writer, actor, and comedian.

This project also allowed her to explore her own identity, as a Scottish, Pakistani woman, both as an actor, and within the white, male-dominated comedy circuit.

2021 saw Tickbox performed at the Edinburgh Fringe where Lubna teamed up with Army at the Fringe. The 6 nights were a sell out and Lubna, followed this up with 3 sold out performances at Tramway in Glasgow.

She is now touring it around the United Kingdom. See tour dates.

Acting


As well as being a stand up comedian, Lubna is also an actress and has made several TV and big screen appearances to date.

You may have spotted Lubna in the following:

TV PROGRAMMES
• BBC 1 on Two doors down, episode 5 (2019)
• BBC 1 on Armchair detectives, episode 11 (2018)
• BBC Scotland Scot Squad series 2 , episode 5 ( 2017)
• BBC Scotland on Comedy Underground August 2019
• Channel 4 Tez O clock 11pm show starts August 2019
• BBC Scotland Still Game, live Hydro show 2104 ( Mina)

FEATURE FILMS
• Christmas in the Highlands, feature film for American TV. ( 2019 release)
• Moon Dogs ( 2017 release)

RADIO CREDITS
• Radio 4 Drama “Garlands” August 2019

SHORT FILMS
• World Health Organisation stopping smoking film.
• Short drama “ Strong is not angry” directed by Hope Dickson Leach
• “ Meet me by the water” directed by Raisa Ahmed
• “The Inescapable Arrival of Lazlo Petushki directed by Sven Werner

Gigs


You can catch Lubna performing her play, 'Tick Box', at the following places:

Date Show Venue Show time Links
16/08/22 as part of Edinburgh Festival Summerhall, Edinburgh 20.55 Tickets
17/08/22 as part of Edinburgh Festival Summerhall, Edinburgh 20.55 Tickets
18/08/22 as part of Edinburgh Festival Summerhall, Edinburgh 20.55 Tickets
19/08/22 as part of Edinburgh Festival Summerhall, Edinburgh 20.55 Tickets
20/08/22 as part of Edinburgh Festival Summerhall, Edinburgh 20.55 Tickets
21/08/22 as part of Edinburgh Festival Summerhall, Edinburgh 20.55 Tickets
22/08/22 as part of Edinburgh Festival Summerhall, Edinburgh 20.55 Tickets
23/08/22 as part of Edinburgh Festival Summerhall, Edinburgh 20.55 Tickets
24/08/22 as part of Edinburgh Festival Summerhall, Edinburgh 20.55 Tickets
25/08/22 as part of Edinburgh Festival Summerhall, Edinburgh 20.55 Tickets
26/08/22 as part of Edinburgh Festival Summerhall, Edinburgh 20.55 Tickets
27/08/22 as part of Edinburgh Festival Summerhall, Edinburgh 20.55 Tickets
28/08/22 as part of Edinburgh Festival Summerhall, Edinburgh 20.55 Tickets
11/09/22 "Tick Box" Lemon Tree, Aberdeen    
28/10/22 "Tick Box" Rockfield Centre, Oban    


You can catch Lubna performing at the following places:

Date Show Venue Show time Links
         

You may have seen Lubna performing live at the following places:

Date Show Venue Show time Links
27/06/22 Red Raw The Stand, Edinburgh 20.30  
21/06/22 Red Raw The Stand, Glasgow 20.30  
23/02/22 Diversity Quota Gilchrist Postgraduate Club, University Avenue,Glasgow,G12 8QQ 19.30  
24/02/19 Mirth of Forth The Harbour, Kinghorn 15.30  
25/02/19 Red Raw The Stand Comedy Club, Edinburgh 20.30  
26/02/19 Bright Club The Stand Comedy Club, Edinburgh 20.30  
01/03/19 Comedy Club Albyn Parl, Broxburn 19.30  
02/03/19 Lubna Kerr: Where Are You Really From? The Roxy Theatre, Edinburgh 21.15  
03/03/19 Edinburgh Asian Awards Eskmills Venue, Musselburgh 18.30  
15/03/19 Dalraida Dalraida, Portobello 20.00  
16/03/19 GICF: Women of Colour Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow 13.30  
16/03/19 GICF: Funny Lassies The Griffin, Glasgow 20.00  
22/03/19 GICF: Aunty Jee: The Asian Ellen DeGeneres State Bar, Glasgow 19.30  
23/03/19 GICF: Bumper Comedy Nightr The Griffin, Glasgow 20.00  
29/03/19 GICF: Where Are You Really From? Yesbar, Glasgow 18.00  
30/03/19 GICF: Charity Night Iron Horse Pub, Glasgow 20.00  
03/08/19 Where are You Really From? Bar-Bados, Room 8 19.20  
04/08/19 Where are You Really From? Bar-Bados, Room 8 19.20  
05/08/19 Where are You Really From? Bar-Bados, Room 8 19.20  
06/08/19 Where are You Really From? Bar-Bados, Room 8 19.20  
07/08/19 Where are You Really From? Bar-Bados, Room 8 19.20  
08/08/19 Where are You Really From? Bar-Bados, Room 8 19.20  
09/08/19 Where are You Really From? Bar-Bados, Room 8 19.20  
10/08/19 Where are You Really From? Bar-Bados, Room 8 19.20  
11/08/19 Where are You Really From? Bar-Bados, Room 8 19.20  
12/08/19 Where are You Really From? Bar-Bados, Room 8 19.20  
13/08/19 Where are You Really From? Bar-Bados, Room 8 19.20  
14/08/19 Where are You Really From? Bar-Bados, Room 8 19.20  
15/08/19 Where are You Really From? Bar-Bados, Room 8 19.20  
16/08/19 Where are You Really From? Bar-Bados, Room 8 19.20  
17/08/19 Where are You Really From? Bar-Bados, Room 8 19.20  
18/08/19 Where are You Really From? Bar-Bados, Room 8 19.20  
20/08/19 Where are You Really From? Bar-Bados, Room 8 19.20  
21/08/19 Where are You Really From? Bar-Bados, Room 8 19.20  
22/08/19 Where are You Really From? Bar-Bados, Room 8 19.20  
23/08/19 Where are You Really From? Bar-Bados, Room 8 19.20  
24/08/19 Where are You Really From? Bar-Bados, Room 8 19.20  
22/02/20 Where are You Really From? - Leicester Comedy Festival Knight & Garter 19.00 Tickets
28/03/20 Where are You Really From? - GICF The Griffin 18.00 Tickets

Feedback


Feedback that Lubna has received for her play, "Tickbox", on her Northumberland tour:

"Really entertaining, funny and honest. It was a chance to hear someone's real life experience that I wouldn't otherwise."

"Excellent - an enthralling story and performanceFantastic. Thought provoking but fun and not lecturing."

"A charismatic and engaging production. The performance was excellent and the q and a that followed showed how much we as an audience connected with Lubna. A privilege to attend."

"We enjoyed it, interesting and engaging. We thought it was great."

"Excellent, interesting and engaging production - a lovely, informal atmosphere ensured a good discussion after the performance."

"Excellent - very moving, funny, stimulating, thought-provoking, inspiringI enjoyed it and wished it was longer."

"Wow! Lubna was amazing (ably supported by her roadie Chantalle). What a huge undertaking for a single performer and it covered such a breadth of life experience - light, dark and totally thought provoking. Lubna ran a Q&A at the end, and there were lots of questions and a huge amount of interest. It was one of those shows that will live long in the memory and I'd love to host Lubna again."

Media


Tickbox 1 - A Response to Lockdown:


Some clips of Lubna performing...


Lubna performing at The Stand Comedy Club in Newcastle back in October 2015:


Lubna appearing on Joe Bains' podcast:

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