Shappi Khorsandi

"She has the crowd in the palm of her hand."

Comedian, author, cultural icon, Shappi Khorsandi is a woman of many parts.

But live comedy is where she’s in her element. She established herself as one of the UK’s finest comedians in 2006 with her sell out Edinburgh show, Asylum Speaker.

Shappi’s career has taken her to all corners of the globe, she has appeared on countless TV & Radio shows including: Mock The Week, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You, QI, Just A Minute and other flagship BBC Radio 4 programmes.

She has received an honorary doctorate from Winchester University for her contribution to the arts and recently received the prestigious James Joyce award from Dublin University.

Shappi has taken part in the iconic television & live show for Amnesty International, The Secret Policeman’s Ball, as well as several series of Live At The Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow.

Her screenwriting debut was in the form of Sky’s Little Crackers and she has recently been commissioned to write a drama script for BBC Television.

Shappi is a Twitter-obsessed, and you can join her at @ShappiKhorsandi.


“She has plenty to say, and says it with pointedness and potency”
The Guardian

“Has the crowd in the palm of her hand”
The List

“Makes live comedy thrilling”
The Evening Standard

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Saturday 13 July 2019

The Venue opens at 19:00 with Sunset Drinks and Music by Garden Brewery and Adriatic Coasting. The programme will star at 21:00, with Shappi Khorsandi opening the evening as our MC.