Shappi Khorsandi warms up her own audience

IRANIAN comic Shappi Khorsandi proved that anything can and will happen at a comedy gig when she last night shared her bottle of wine with the audience at the Playhouse Whitley Bay.

The personable comedian was on top form for her new tour Me and my brother holding hands in our pants, as she personally directed latecomers to their seats, borrowed a man’s watch (who demanded it back at the interval) and wore Dave from H&M’s name badge all night.

The first part of the show was her off-the-cuff warm up act – she said times were hard so she had to do it herself, but thought she might book herself again – where lesbianism, life drawing classes and her love of Todd Carty were all thrown into the mix.

The show’s title comes from her favourite photo of herself from childhood, (although we couldn’t see the blown up image of it because she left it on a train) and she described in hilarious detail the relationship between her and her brother.

Even when she spoke about her father having death threats and writing a letter to those responsible asking them to not kill her brother, was dealt with in an absolutely hilarious way.

No subject was left untouched, from race and religion, to sexual orientation, children, marriage and divorce, and even Todd Carty.

Shappi is one of my favourite female comics because of the way she just chats to the audience as if she was your really funny friend.

Anyone who gets the chance to see her should take it, because I enjoyed every minute of the show.