Catch SHAPPI KHORSANDI At This Years Edinburgh Festival


Me and My Brother In Our Pants, Holding Hands

Pleasance Beyond, 3rd – 28th August 7:50pm

“Britain’s best young female comic by any yardstick” - The Guardian ‘It’s this new fierce Shappi Khorsandi that is the great revelation’ – Edinburgh Evening News ‘Makes live comedy thrilling, an absolute success, don’t worry be Shappi’ - Evening Standard

Comedian, best-selling author, star of two series of BBC Radio 4’s Shappi Talk and now 2010 British Comedy Award nominee, Shappi Khorsandi returns to the Fringe this year with her brand new show. This year’s offering from Shappi is a show about a brother and sister who were best friends but also beat each other up. ‘Me and My Brother In Our Pants, Holding Hands’ is on nightly at the Pleasance Beyond at 7.50pm.

It’s been a great 12 months for Shappi. Her 2010 Edinburgh show The Moon On A Stick completely sold out, as did her subsequent UK tours in 2010 and 2011 including a 10 night run at the Soho Theatre. Earlier this year Shappi 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.

Shappi has also notched up numerous high profile television appearances including; Live At The Apollo (BBC ONE), Channel 4’s Comedy Gala At The O2 (Channel 4), 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), The Bubble (BBC TWO) and her own Comedy Store Special for Comedy Central. 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 including the Guardian and New Statesman.

Shappi’s critically acclaimed autobiographical book A Beginners Guide To Acting English (Ebury Press) was released on 2nd July 2009 (paperback – 1st April 2010).

Shappi has been busy touring her one-woman show An Evening With Shappi Khorsandi around the UK this Spring to sell out crowds and will continue touring in autumn 2011.
For ticket details and tour dates visit


Pleasance Beyond
60 Pleasance,
3rd – 28th August 7:50pm
0131 556 6550 /
Previews - £5 (3rd – 6th August)
Off Peak - £13/£11.50 (7th – 11th, 16th – 18th, 22nd – 25th Aug)
Peak – £14/£12.50 (6th, 7th, 12th – 14th, 19th – 21st, 26th – 28th Aug)