SHAPPI KHORSANDI Announces Autumn UK Tour


Comedian, best-selling author, star of two series of BBC Radio 4’s Shappi Talk and 2010 British Comedy Award nominee, Shappi Khorsandi is back on the road this autumn with her brand new show ‘Me and My Brother In Our Pants, Holding Hands’.  Fresh from the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the latest offering from Shappi is a show about a brother and sister who were best friends but also beat each other up.

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) 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 returns to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year and will be performing ‘Me and My Brother In Our Pants, Holding Hands’ nightly at the Pleasance Beyond at 7.50pm

For ticket details and tour dates visit


 Friday 16th September  - GREAT TORRINGTON, The Plough Arts Centre

Saturday 17th September - WESTON SUPERMARE, The Playhouse
01934 645 544,

Friday 23rd September – DURHAM, Gala Theatre
0191 3324041,

Saturday 24th September – STOCKTON, ARC
01642 525199,

Thursday 29th September – BUXTON, Opera House

Saturday 1st Oct – CHIDDINGLY, Festival

Friday 7th October – LINCOLN, Drill Hall (double bill with Jon Richardson)
01522 873894,

Sunday 9th October – SALFORD QUAYS, The Lowry
0843 208 6000,

12th October – HARROGATE, Harrogate Theatre (double bill with Jon Richardson)

Thursday 13th October – SHEFFIELD, Comedy Festival (with Jon Richardson)

Saturday 15th October – SOUTHEND, Palace Theatre

Monday 17th October – HALESWORTH, Halesworth Festival

20th October – BROXBOURNE, Civic Hall

21st October – ANDOVER, The Lights
01264 368368 ,

Saturday 22nd October         BLACKHEATH, Blackheath Halls
020 8463 0100,

Thursday 27th October – MARGATE, Theatre Royal 

Friday 28h October – HARPENDON, Public Halls

Friday 4th November – FARNHAM, Maltings
01252 745444, 

Saturday 5th November         - YEOVIL, Octagon Theatre

Wednesday 9th November – LANCASTER, Lancaster Grand Theatre 

17th November           - CHESHAM, The Elgiva
01494 582900,

18th November - POOLE, Lighthouse
0844 406 8666,

Saturday 26th November - HEDGE END, The Berry Theatre

Monday 28th November - BRISTOL, Tobacco Factory Theatre
0117 902 0344,

Saturday 3rd December - CAERNARFON, Galeri
01286 685 222,

Thursday 8th  December – NORWICH, Playhouse

Friday 9th December - NORWICH Playhouse

Saturday 10th December - NORWICH Playhouse