Alongside standup credits like C4’s Comedy Gala at the O2, Shaparak makes her mark on shows as diverse as Loose Women, Question Time and HIGNFY. She’s also written an hilarious account of growing up in a strange place: A Beginner’s Guide To Acting English.


Biography

The Iranian comedian Shaparak Khorsandi grabbed the comedy world’s attention with her original sell-out Edinburgh show, Asylum Speaker. Both feisty and flirty, she softens a razor sharp wit with a deliciously dizzy delivery and endless charm.

Her fringe debut led to numerous television appearances, including Mock The Week, Lenny's Britain and The Big Read. She has also become a regular on Radio 4 shows, with credits from Quote Unquote and The Unbelievable Truth to her own series Shappi Talk. She’s also been seen on Live at the Apollo, Genius, and Channel 4's Alternative Election Night.

Outside standup Shaparak is a sought after commentator on everything from Woman's Hour to the Open University, Question Time and The Culture Show.

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Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

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Please join us in our JLab studio near Oxford Circus at 08:30am on Tuesday 30th April for our next speaker’s breakfast event. Following our sell-out event for IWD back in February, we will be joined by three fantastic speakers for an exploration of the uses, myths and concerns surrounding AI.

Location

JLA, 14 Berners Street, London

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Event - 06/02/2024 - 9:00 am

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Speakers
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We were joined by four fantastic speakers to look ahead at International Women’s Day. With the theme of this year’s event being #InspireInclusion, we were lucky enough to hear from four women who have each blazed a trail in their respective fields: CEO of Channel 4, Alex Mahon; the former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of Kings’ Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard; one of the leading voices in football, Eniola Aluko MBE; and broadcaster and journalist, Samira Ahmed.

Location

Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH

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