Shaparak "Shappi" Khorsandi (born 1973) is a comedian who was born in Tehran, Iran and resides in the United Kingdom.
Live at the Apollo (Series 4 Episode 2, December 2008)
- I don't know if I would have been a stand-up comedian in Iran because, as you know, the government advocates free speech... but there's no freedom after you've spoken... It gets a bit deathy.
- My little sister, she got me on Facebook because I was on MySpace: "No, no, no. You don't want to be on MySpace, you want to be on Facebook!" So I joined both. But I keep muddling them up, so I keep asking people to come on MyFace. Still, eighty thousand friends!
- It's no fun being a broody Iranian woman. Every time I said to people "My body clock is ticking," they would hit the ground!
- I'm actually going on holiday to India next month, and I wanted to know what the weather was gonna be like there, so I phoned my bank.