Comedian, author, cultural icon and – most recently – idiot who agreed to be tortured on ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!‘, Shappi Khorsandi is a woman of many parts. But live comedy is where she’s in her element, and now she sets out on tour to 38 more welcoming destinations around the UK this spring with her newest show Skittish Warrior…Confessions of a Club Comic.
This show takes you on a warts and all journey of the 90s comedy scene to breaking through on telly then letting it all slip away.
A brand new hour of sharp-tongued gags, cultural observation and whatever else is in her easily distracted mind this time around.
As heard on Radio 4, read in two warmly-received books, and seen sleeping in a hammock.
Shappi presents England’s unsung heroine, Emma Hamilton. For too many years she has been known as just ‘Nelson’s mistress’, a bit of a harlot. (You get ONE job in a brothel and bang goes your reputation.) Women’s lib wasn’t a ‘thing’ in Georgian times, Emma moved mountains to haul herself from ‘scullery maid’ to ‘Lady Hamilton’. Yes, she occasionally danced on tables naked to get ahead in life, but who hasn’t? As a fellow naked dancer on tables, Shappi is inspired by Emma, although she never wants hair big enough to house mice in.
‘She has plenty to say, and says it with pointedness and potency.’ The Guardian
Shappi is celebrating the fortieth anniversary of her arrival in Britain. She’s reclaiming patriotism, sending a love letter to her adopted land. Please don’t come if you’re a skinhead (though naturally bald folk are welcome).
The star of Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Have I Got News for You and Q.I is back with this brand new show. She has whip-crack jokes and is effortlessly funny as she handles every subject with a razor sharp wit, softened only by her deliciously mischievous delivery and endless charm.
After taking the last year out to end another relationship by having a baby, Shappi returned with her finest show yet.
In Because I’m Shappi, Khorsandi explained why she does the things she does & why standup – even at it’s most grimy – is her dream come true.
Shappi’s 2013-2014 live show was a space where she cherry picked the best of her routines along wth never-seen before material.
Shappi wore her heart on her sleeve in this show about her fling an aging rockstar with a school uniform fetish.
This was a warm hearted show about Shappi and her brother, their lifes and loves and the ups and downs of growing up together.
Shappi was in the eye of the storm of her divorce at the time of this show.
Less said, soonest mended.
This was Shappi’s first show back after having a baby, so she can’t quite remember what it was about, but people seemed to like it.
Shappi gave birth to her son, two weeks after this show finished it’s Edinburgh run, therefore she can be forgiven for forgetting what on earth it was about – but she thoroughly enjoyed being a massively pregnant woman telling jokes for a month. Thankyou to all audience members who brought hot towels with them to the show.
This honest & thoughtful show launched Shappi up several notches on the standup comedy scene, and was the springboard for her critically acclaimed book, “A Beginner’s Guide To Acting English”.