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.
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