Shappi Khoursandi: Me and My Brother in our Pants Holding Hands

4 Stars   ****

 The strange title of this year’s offering apparently came about from a failed chat up situation Ms Khoursandi found herself in at last’s years festival when asked about her favourite photo. This got her thinking and hey ho this year’s show was born.

Iranian born but most of her life spent in London, Shappi recalls her childhood and incidents that influenced her and her brother Pavan as they grew up in the fairly relaxed family unit.

Shappi has the ability to engage her audience completely in her story and this coupled to the well written material and the slightly shallow persona she has created as her stage alter ego together add of to an hour of classy entertainment.

This show as you may well imagine majors on her family, with her parents, brother, grandmother, auntie and her own son all come under the microscope. Her ability to sell the story and raise laughs are a testament to her comedic talent.

Simply staged through out and certainly non-confrontational in style Shappi Khoursandi’s show a very pleasant and funny way to send an hour.

Reviewed by Geoff

Pleasance Beyond V33

3 to 28 August

19:50 to 20:50

Fringe Brochure P 150

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