Shappi Khorsandi’s Spring UK Tour Comes to The Atkinson

Shappi Khorsandi’s Spring UK Tour Comes to The Atkinson

 “Makes live comedy thrilling” – 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 at The Atkinson on Friday 28 February at 8pm.

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 (BBC ONE), Live At The Apollo (BBC ONE), Channel 4’s Comedy Gala At The O2 (Channel 4 – 2010, 2011 & 2012),Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC ONE), Graham Norton Show (BBC ONE), Friday Night With Jonathan Ross (BBC ONE), Have I Got News For You (BBC ONE) 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 nominee’s Jo Brand and Sarah Millican.


As a sought after cultural commentator, Iranian born Shappi has also appeared on Question Time (BBC ONE) and Woman’s Hour (BBC Radio 4) as well as penning columns for several national newspapers and magazines  including the GuardianNew Statesman and GQ.


Shappi is also the bestselling author of ‘A Beginners Guide to Acting English by Bloomsbury, out now in paperback.

Tickets for the Shappi Khorsandi Live are on sale now and available online at or by calling The Atkinson box office on 01704 533333. You can also purchase your tickets over the counter during The Atkinson’s opening hours. Don’t forget until the end of January there are no online booking fees!

*Please be advised there is a £2 booking fee for booking over the phone and online bookings (applies to bookings made after Jan 31).


Posted on 14 January 2014 under General news

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