Another evening of great comedy comes to The Lights on 19 April when Shappi Khorsandi visits with her new tour
“Mistress and Misfit is all around entertainment that is both hilarious and enlightening” ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
“Mistress and Misfit is a history class you shouldn’t skip” The List
“A thoughtful observer of the multicultural cracks in modern Britain,” ★★★★ The Scotsman
Shappi Khorsandi presents England’s unsung heroine, Emma, Lady Hamilton. For too many years she has been known as just Nelson’s mistress, a bit of a harlot (you get one job in a brothel and bang goes your reputation). Women’s lib wasn’t a thing in Georgian times. Emma moved mountains to haul herself from scullery maid to Lady Hamilton … and yes, she occasionally danced naked on tables to get ahead in life, but who hasn’t? As a fellow naked dancer on tables, Shappi raises a glass to the woman England betrayed.
Star of 2017’s series of ITV’s ‘I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here’, Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News for You and Q.I. Shappi Khorsandi is back on the road with her 2017 sell out Edinburgh Festival Fringe show ‘Mistress and Misfit’.
Shappi is a best-selling author having released ‘A Beginners Guide to Acting English’ in 2009, followed by her fantastic critically acclaimed debut novel ‘Nina Is Not OK’, published by Ebury in July 2016 and released in paperback in February 2017.
Shappi has notched up numerous high profile television appearances including; Live At The Apollo (BBC ONE), Channel 4’s Comedy Gala At The O2 (Channel 4, 2010 – 2016), Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC ONE), The Graham Norton Show (BBC ONE), Have I Got News For You (BBC ONE) and her own Comedy Store Special for Comedy Central. She also had the honour of being nominated at the prestigious British Comedy Awards in the Best Female Comic category up against fellow nominee’s Jo Brand and Sarah Millican. Shappi has also appeared as a panelist on ITV1’s Loose Women and BBC ONE’s Question Time.