SHAPPI KHORSANDI NEWS
Off The Kerb Productions are proud to present the cream of Britain’s comedy talent at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. With twenty events ranging from a disco singing Margaret Thatcher to an undercover cop who infiltrated the Millwall Mob, to comedy stalwarts, TV favourites and the hottest newcomers, plus the fifth Comedy Gala in aid of Waverley Care (hosted by Kevin Bridges and Seann Walsh) featuring the best acts at the Fringe.
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'Makes live comedy thrilling' - The Evening Standard 'Britain's best young female comic by any yardstick' - The Guardian 'Shappi is an endearing presence and possesses a charming self-awareness that ensures consistent laughter from start to finish' – Huffington Post Comedian, best-selling author and Radio 4 regular Shappi Khorsandi is back this spring with her highly anticipated new show Shappi Khorsandi Live. Shappi is one of the hottest comedy prospects in the country. She's feisty, flirty and effortlessly funny she handles every subject with a razor sharp wit, softened only by her deliciously dizzy delivery and endless charm. Shappi has notched up numerous high profile television appearances including; Masterchef 2013, Live At The Apollo, The Channel 4 Comedy Gala (2010, 2011 and 2012), Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, The Graham Norton Show, Friday Night With Jonathan Ross, Have I Got News For You and her own Comedy Store Special for Comedy Central. She also had the honour of being nominated at the prestigious 2010 British Comedy Awards in the Best Female Comic category, up against fellow nominees Jo Brand and Sarah Millican. As a sought after cultural commentator, Iranian born Shappi has also appeared on Question Time and Woman's Hour, as well as penning columns for several national newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, New Statesman and GQ. Shappi is also the bestselling author of A Beginners Guide to Acting English by Bloomsbury, out now in paperback.
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The daughter of an exiled writer and comic from Iran, Shappi’s upbringing has been in no way conventional. From mental illness to opium dens, it’s all gone on in the Khorsandi household and now she recounts it all the only way she knows how, with wit, warmth and hilarity.
Feisty, flirty and effortlessly funny she handles every subject with a razor sharp wit, softened only by her deliciously dizzy delivery and endless charm.
Shappi took her one women show Carry on Shappi to the 2008 Edinburgh Festival and then on to The Soho Theatre.
In 2007, Shappi won Best Breakthrough Act at the Chortle Awards. That same year, she took her show Carry on Shappi to the Fringe when she was eight months pregnant, enticing at least one critic to plead ‘go and see her before her waters break!’ She was back in early 2008, taking Carry on Shappi to the Soho Theatre in London.
Shappi’s 2006 show, Asylum Speaker was an Edinburgh sell-out, followed by an extended run at The Soho Theatre.
TV and radio
Shappi has appeared on Have I Got News For You, on BBC1′s Lenny’s Britain and BBC4′s Never Mind the Full Stops. She’s a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4 programmes such as Quote… Unquote, The Now Show, Just a Minute, and also contributed to From Tehran With Laughter. Shappi has also taken part in BBC4′s The Big Read.
Shappi is a sought after cultural commentator appearing on ITV’s Sunday Edition, BBC Radio 4′s Woman’s Hour, Radio 5 Live, BBC World Service & LBC and also in The Guardian, The Independent, Metro and on BBC News website. She was also a panellist on BBC’s Question Time. Shappi has presented a series for Open University and is a regular roving reporter for BBC South’s Inside Out.
She has gigged internationally in the United States, the Middle East, Singapore, Australia and Amsterdam.
Comedy is a family business for the Khorsandi’s. In Los Angeles, Shappi performed in a seven week sell-out run with her brother in a show called How to be Iranian as well as starring in her own one hour show. Other work in America included a month-long tour supporting her father in his extremely popular stand-up show.
‘Don’t be fooled by her innocent looks, she packs a deceptively powerful punch’ – Evening Standard
‘Britain’s best young female comic by any yardstick’ – The Guardian
‘Asylum Speaker is both adorable and daring, a rare combination… Khorsandi has star quality’ – The Independent