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Shappi Khorsandi

Shappi Khorsandi is a stand-up comedian, writer and Independent columnist. She is also the president of the British Humanist Association.

Katherine Ryan is a seasoned comic – slowthai didn’t rattle her

Twitter can have as many conversations it likes about the ‘misogyny’ of the rapper’s comments. But in this profession, the troublemakers never faze you


Shappi Khorsandi Frankly, I’m unsurprised it’s taken Schofield this long to come out

Many gay people who grew up in the Seventies and Eighties hid their sexuality – perhaps even from themselves, writes Shappi Khorsandi

My son is more influenced by YouTubers than by me

Against every instinct, I have had to slacken the parental reins. Apparently I cannot meet him outside the school gates with an apple anymore

Sleeping in the same bed as your pets is wonderful and heart-warming

I recently upgraded my bed to super-king size, to accommodate more comfortably my six-year-old daughter and my two cats