Shappi established herself as one of the country’s finest comedians in 2006 with her sell-out Edinburgh show, Asylum Speaker. In typical Shappi style, the show told the story of how her family were forced to flee Iran and gain asylum in the UK.
In 2007, Shappi was nominated for Best Breakthrough Act at the Chortle Awards. Since then she has taken part in Amnesty International’s The Secret Policeman’s Ball, performed on several series of Live At The Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, and countless TV and radio shows - including Mock The Week, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You, QI and Just a Minute. In 2017 she also spent time in the jungle in I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here.
Whilst this is Shappi’s stand-up debut at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, one of her favourite things is pulling on her wellies, trudging through muddy fields, and performing at every music festival which has a comedy tent – from Glastonbury to Secret Garden Party.