Review: Shappi Khorsandi
Shappi Khorsandi brings her uniquely personal and intimate comedy to the Norwich Playhouse for a three-night run.
This is one of the hardest reviews I've ever written.
Capturing Shappi Khorsandi in words is difficult: there's a genuine warmth that transcends and enhances her comedy, with a charisma that is particularly suited to the Norwich Playhouse's intimate stage.
Freed from the topical straightjacket of TV panel shows, she mixes biographical details with deliciously deceptive observational material – from her upbringing in Iran and London to her own experiences as a mum this is an intensely personal, affectionate and funny show.
She really is one of a kind, and a welcome voice in modern comedy - and easily one of the highlights of comedy at the Playhouse in 2011.
Last night's show featured an unscheduled addition with an appearance by Shappi's son, a twist that only added to the audience's enjoyment. He may not be back in the remaining shows, but you shouldn't miss them.
Continues at the Norwich Playhouse nightly until Saturday.
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- 2 Couple explores Norfolk homes in Escape to the Country
- 3 What is this mystery tower that has sprung up in Norwich?
- 4 'Fantastic, loving, cheeky' 19-year-old killed in motorbike crash
- 5 'Once in a lifetime catch' - man lands monster fish in Norfolk
- 6 Drunk student crashed into hotel wall after drinking tequilas
- 7 MAPPED: Where thousands of homes could be built in north Norfolk
- 8 'Ghetto' fears raised over scheme for 725 new homes
- 9 Pub landlord threatened to kill man he chased through streets with axe
- 10 Which Norfolk hospital has the longest ambulance handovers?