Dalia started comedy in London, UK, where she first started honing her silly, playful, and sometimes dark material in major clubs and festivals all over the country. Her warm and conspiratorial stage presence and punchy writing helped her progress quickly in national competitions and gain favor with reviewers. Her comedy was broadcast on BBC Radio, she regularly appears in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, including a full run with Christian Knowles Productions’ Lunchtime Special show, and she also appeared in Live Nation’s Latitude Festival, the Reading Comedy Festival, and the Brighton Fringe Festival. She has also performed all over Portland, Washington, DC, Chicago, Canada, Ireland, including Live Nation’s Electric Picnic Festival, as well as Egypt where her family is from, including Egypt’s first ever Cairo Comedy Festival.
Since moving back to her home state of CA she has appeared in the Second City LA Diversity in Comedy Festival, All Jane Comedy Festival, Desi Comedy Fest, QueenFest, the New Urbanism Film Festival, Sacramento FemmeFest, and SF Sketchfest. She produces and hosts her own shows Interruption Show at the All Out Comedy Theater in the SF Bay Area and at the Comedy Palace in San Diego, and Ground Floor at Oeno Vino in LA. She took Interruption Show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018, where it received a glowing review from the UK’s Funny Women. Interruption Show will be returning to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2020, and will also be featured in Portland’s Haha Harvest Festival in 2019 and SF Sketchfest in 2020.
In addition to stand-up, she has been featured in Vulture, New York Magazine, Washington Post, Teen Vogue, The Frisky’s Funniest Feminists to Follow on Twitter, USA Today’s Young Feminists You Should Be Following on Twitter, and Bustle’s Feminist Twitter Accounts to Follow. Her Twitter feed is regularly featured in roundups and lists in Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Paste, The Daily Edge, The Week, WhoHaha, Standard Issue, Her, Vox, Daily Dangle, Stylist, Fast Company, eBaum’s World, Someecards, and Funny or Die. She also appeared in the book Joker Face by the UK’S Steve Best, a collection of one-liners and fun facts from top comedians.