Of Mock the Week fame, Ahir Shah is a stand-up comedian and was nominated for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards in 2017 and 2018. His brand of comedy is philosophical, political and sharp-edged. He has appeared on Live at the Apollo and Have I Got News For You and his show DUFFER was critically acclaimed and had a sold-out run in London’s West End as well as a UK and international tour. He was touring his new show DOTS until lockdown.
Shah speaks to Alex Farrow in this episode of Will Machines Make Us Laugh? about the value of technology to assist in the production of television, what an AI might be able to joke about and whether robots will take comedians’ jobs.