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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.

I’m glad women at the Fringe are taking a stand against harassment

At one gig, I was greeted by an established male comedian with ‘Ello! Shappi’s here! I’ll get the duct tape and you unlock the boot’

Stop hunting for the ‘English gene’, it doesn’t exist

People who fear the slow death of a culture should rest assured that no amount of newcomers could ever wipe the Englishness off the face of London

Time to rediscover the powerful thrill of live venues

I was inspired to be a comedian in a room full of lairy drunks being gamely marshalled by a strippergram