Shappi Khorsandi review – convivial and caustic set from I'm a Celebrity star
Soho theatre, LondonIn her new show Mistress and Misfit the standup delivers droll tales, gasp-inducing skits and a Georgian history lessonMistress and Misfit, Shappi Khorsandi’s latest set, has been built around Admiral Nelson’s squeeze, Emma Hamilton. Or at least, that’s what it ... [Read More]
Standups on Maxine Peake's Funny Cow: 'It made me proud of everything I've been through'
Rhona Cameron, Rachel Fairburn and Shappi Khorsandi give their verdict on the film in which Peake plays an aspiring comic in a man’s world Related: Funny Cow review – Maxine Peake blazes in the dark days of standup Continue reading...... [Read More]
Standups on tour: ‘Why have I left my kids to stay in a rat-infested garret?’
How do comics survive life on the road? They rob their minibars, turn roadies into bird-watchers – and read The Da Vinci CodeI once played in a tiny little school hall in a tiny little village called Drumnadrochit, on the shores of Loch Ness. After the gig, the manager came in and said the aud... [Read More]
Standups on tour: ‘Why have I left my kids to stay in a rat-infested garret?’
How do comics survive life on the road? They rob their minibars, turn roadies into bird-watchers – and read The Da Vinci CodeI once played in a tiny little school hall in a tiny little village called Drumnadrochit, on the shores of Loch Ness. After the gig, the manager came in and said the aud... [Read More]
Shappi Khorsandi: ‘My worst job? Life modelling for a woman who made me recite Shakespeare as I posed’
The comedian and author on memories of Iran, doing things her way and buying her mum a walk-on partBorn in Iran, Shappi Khorsandi, 43, was granted asylum in the UK after her family was forced to flee following the Islamic Revolution. After a degree in drama, theatre and television, her career in sta... [Read More]
Shappi Khorsandi review – comic's cheering vision of an inclusive England
Soho theatre, LondonThe Iranian-born comic, marking 40 years since her arrival in the UK, makes a compelling argument for the multifaceted nature of nationhoodThe first 10 minutes of Shappi Khorsandi’s current show are the most intriguing – perhaps because they’re not really its fi... [Read More]