‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ 2017 contestant, Shappi Khorsandi, will bring her hilarious ‘Mistress and Misfit’ tour to ARC, Stockton this month.
The British comedian and author has proven over the years that comedy really does run in her blood, with her father and brother also being stand up comics.
Khorsandi’s talents have always been widely acknowledged, with the University of Winchester, where the comic studied a degree in drama, TV and theatre, awarding her an honorary doctorate in 2010. She was also nominated for ‘Best Breakthrough Act’ at the Chortle Awards in 2007.
The comic has appeared in many TV shows including being a regular face on Joe Wilson’s ‘Comedy Madhouse’ throughout 1997, appearing on various BBC Radio 4 programmes, including The News Quiz, Loose Ends, Just a Minute and You and Yours, and she also featured on BBC’s Have I Got News For You and QI. She even starred in her own four-part BBC Radio 4 show, ‘Shappi Talk’, about growing up in multi-cultural families.
Live shows are Khorsandi’s speciality, with an extensive backlog including Melbourne Comedy Festival in 2007 ‘Asylum Speaker’, BBC’s Live at the Apollo in December 2008, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow in June 2009, and 8 Out Of 10 Cats in July 2009.
2010 saw the comedian perform on Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the 02 Arena in March with the aim of raising money for London’s Great Ormond Street. Khorsandi’s charity work has always been part of her career. In January 2016, she became president of Humanist UK and works with British charity, Arts Emergency Services, for 16-19 year-olds in full-time education.
Shappi Khorsandi will appear at ARC, Stockton on Saturday 17th February. Tickets, priced at £15.00 in advance, are available at arconline.co.uk.