Shappi Khorsandi is redefining what it means to be British. Holding up the English flag, she celebrates her 40th year in Great Britain with Oh My Country! From Morris Dancing to Morrissey.
With immigration being the forefront of her show, Shappi cleverly shines a light on this relevant topic in a truthful but hilarious manner. Khorsandi’s show is filled with personal anecdotes and British stereotypes from meeting Jeremy Corbyn to hilarious culture clashes, making the show heart-warming and endearing without undermining the comedy or stand up at all.
Shappi Khorsandi successfully weaves in unexpected punchlines into her storytelling which will knock you off-guard. It is precisely her sudden delivery which makes her stand up not only unique, but absolutely hysterical.
Oh My Country! From Morris Dancing to Morrissey is as thoughtful as it is amusing, making it an absolute highlight of this year’s Fringe Festival.
Words: Lucinda Ross
Shappi Khorsandi: Oh My Country! From Morris Dancing to Morrissey, The Stand Comedy Club, Aug 5-28 (not 15), 8:30pm