Mawaan Rizwan appeared at a previous festival. View this year's speakers here.

Mawaan Rizwan

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Mawaan currently writes, produces & performs in his own comedy show on YouTube, which has drawn in over 55,000 subscribers and over 14 million views. He uploads new sketches every Friday:

Mawaan developed his screenwriting skills on an industry-funded film-training scheme named Second Light. Having then worked as a runner and researcher in television and film, last year Mawaan was awarded funding by Film London for his own project. He wrote & directed Jimmy Will Play, an award winning short film, which was selected into BFI’s London Film Festival. 

He applied the industry techniques he learnt into his own DIY projects. Two years on, his online channel has created a massive buzz – he has been signed by Europe’s biggest Talent agency, worked as a presenter on Channel 4’s Emmie award-winning show Battlefront and recently went on a stand-up comedy tour with comedienne Josie Long. YouTube themselves have named him their ‘Next Comic’ by rewarding him with $15,000 of equipment, mentoring and online promotion.

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