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Shappi Khorsandi, touring | reviews, news & interviews

Shappi Khorsandi, touring

Shappi Khorsandi, touring

Iranian-born gagster throws political nuggets into observational mix

Shappi Khorsandi: the ever-smiling comic has some dark punchlines
It’s not a good thing to be at a comedy gig fit to punch the wall, but I must confess I entered the auditorium for Shappi Khorsandi’s show last night in a less than Zen state. Not that I had arrived up for it, mind; I may be a sarf London girl but prefer to conduct myself as if I am a true-born daughter of the Home Counties. I had arrived in good time, full of the joys of spring, looking forward to a well-earned first-of-the-day libation before I took my seat for a show I was looking forward to. Unfortunately the staggering incompetence of the Blackheath Halls’ staff (who denied any knowledge of a reviewer’s presence there), coupled by their rudeness and unhelpfulness - “It’s completely full. There’s nothing we can do. Could you move away from the desk” - meant that I only just managed to get in to see the show as the lights went down, empty-handed as the bar had closed, and ungraciously shoved to a lone seat at the back by the fire exit.

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