Sakdiyah Ma’ruf


Country: Indonesia

Sakdiyah Ma’ruf is among the first female Muslim standup comedians in Indonesia. Challenging violence, extremism, and discussing women’s rights through humor, she was selected as Ambassador of the Moral Courage Project and was chosen as one of three Laureates of the Vaclav Havel International Prize for Creative Dissent. She is Co-founder of #PerempuanBerHak (Women’s Rights), an all female standup comedy troupe.

Sakdiyah Ma’ruf adalah salah satu Pelawak tunggal muslim wanita pertama di Indonesia. Menantang kekerasan, ekstremisme, dan mendiskusikan hak-hak perempuan melalui humor, Sakdiyah terpilih sebagai Ambassador of the Moral Courage Project dan dipilih sebagai salah satu dari tiga pemenang di Vaclav Havel International Prize for Creative Dissent untuk Creative Dissent. Ia adalah salah satu Pendiri #PerempuanBerHak, sebuah kelompok pelawak tunggal wanita.

Appearing in

Main Program: Funny Bones

Seriously, being funny is no laughing matter. This wry and witty troupe of writers and comedians have no qualms about shooting satirical comments at serious and often dangerous subjects. From …


Main Program: Tanah Airku

Indonesia celebrates the 72nd anniversary of its independence this year, amid a rising tide of religious conservatism, volatile political showdowns, and continued persecution of minorities. A seasoned journalist, a shoe …


Special Event: Late Night Laughs

It’s Saturday night and the penultimate night of the Festival – it’s time to let your hair down. We’ve plucked the funniest guests from the Festival lineup to get you …


Satellite Program: Jakarta // UWRF Comes to JIS

UWRF is coming to JIS! This is your chance to meet two exciting speakers fresh from this year’s Festival. Sakdiyah Ma’ruf is a standup comedian challenging violence, extremism and promoting …