“A lot of hair and a lot of talent”- Beyond the Joke.
“An adept and assured performer”- Chortle
“We need more gritty reality of the feminine kind and Esther tells it like it is” Funny Women
“Ive seen the combination of natural wit, careful craft, superb performance skills and sharp observation that goes into her work, and I’ve seen audiences of all kinds convulsed with wild laughter, sudden recognition and scandalised ‘did she just say that?’ disbelief. In taking cultural observations and making them universal, Esther has a rare and brilliant ability to combine humour, intelligence, flights of fantasy and brilliantly captured moments from daily life, them spin them into something brilliant, moving and outrageous. She is always hilarious and never cruel. I look forward to seeing her star shine ever brighter and can’t wait for what she does next.” – Bidisha BBC Broadcaster and Journalist
‘We’ve loved every minute working with Esther. Her stand up is bold, original and unapologetic – and of course laugh out loud funny. This channels well to the page and her contribution to our publication Don’t Panic, I’m Islamic: Words and Pictures on How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Alien Next Door (a Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year 2017) is often singled out as an outstanding piece of autobiographical, deeply human piece of writing. We have run numerous events with Esther, which are not only hugely popular, but also so enjoyable for everyone involved. Esther is a dream to work with.’- Saqi Press