Shappi Khorsandi returns to the Fringe for 2017 with her new show
It isn’t laugh-out-loud funny but it’s consistently chortle-worthy.
If you’re anything of a history nerd, even a passing interest will do, you’ll find this show a satisfying enough way to pass an hour at the Fringe. The life of Emma Hamilton is an interesting one, and shines a light on a pre-Industrialisation Britain that I, for one, found fascinating. Combined with this Khorsandi’s natural verve and charm as a comedian and it is entertaining and enlightening in equal measure.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with this show, it isn’t laugh-out-loud funny but it’s consistently chortle-worthy. Despite Khorsandi doing her best to pretend she isn’t, the show really works on a middle-age, middle-class audience – it’s all very sweet and tally-ho. The stories about her life are for the most part quaint with only a dash of the rebel inside her. If broadly speaking this describes you, and you have enjoyed Shappi in the past then this show is on-brand and you’ll love it. If you’re drunk and looking for smut, then perhaps pass this one by.