Comedy review: Shappi Khorsandi, Pleasance Courtyard
DARK times, they say, have the power to bring out the poets. Presumably, that applies to comedians as well.
Take, for example, Shappi Khorsandi. Forced to flee her homeland, divorced, and cheated on by a rock star boyfriend, you’d think the Iranian-born stand-up wouldn’t have much to laugh about.
Think again. Humour is often born out of despair, and this stalwart of the Fringe turns her personal issues into brilliantly written jokes in new show Dirty Looks And Hopscotch.
Anyone familiar with the 39-year-old from her appearances on television – she’s been on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Live At The Apollo, etc – might have the wrong impression about... read more
Most read news
- 22:49 Queen opens Jaguar Land Rover's £500m hi-tech factory in Wolverhampton
- 22:45 Mr Turner, film review: Brushstrokes of genius from Timothy Spall...
- 22:41 Brendan Rodgers: Daniel Sturridge out of Real Madrid and Chelsea games
- 22:39 Senior Church of England cleric resigns over abuse case
- 22:38 Rolando Aarons and young graduates give Newcastle United pacier look
- 22:31 Guy wears best T-shirt ever for police mugshot
- 22:27 Hamilton unfazed by double points
- 22:18 Abdul Majeed Waris is on Manchester United's wishlist, claim...
- 22:12 Arsenal News: Gunners lead Liverpool in striker race, Ozil injury...
- 20:22 MAXX CHURCH TRAGEDY: Grieving mum's plea to other young Derby...