Shaparak Khorsandi, Comedy, Tour, TotalNtertainment, 2022

Shaparak Khorsandi: IT WAS THE 90’s! New Tour

Celebrated stand-up Shaparak Khorsandi is set to take to the stage for a brand new 27-date tour beginning this autumn

Celebrated stand-up Shaparak Khorsandi is set to take to the stage for a brand new 27-date tour beginning this autumn and running right through to May 2022.

In her new show, entitled IT WAS THE 90S!, Shaparak tackles the equally celebrated and maligned 1990s. For Shaparak this was the decade of her twenties, and ‘ladette’ culture ruled the skool. The decade of relative peace and prosperity when there was nothing to be done but party. With a sense that anything was possible, Shaparak found herself flying about London with hope in her heart, a tenner in her pocket and spare knickers in her handbag. Regularly matching the boys pint-for-pint and frequently waking up in parts of London she’d never heard of.

With hindsight, though, the way people behaved back then – whilst it felt like liberation – looks like the ultimate in self harm. In those days, ‘mindfulness’ was making sure you had enough money for the night bus and ‘self-care’ was putting your flat shoes in a handbag.

This is a show about how we 90s kids are looking to young people to learn how to take care of ourselves, because if you survived the car crash of being a 90s kid, then surely Things Can Only Get Better.

Shaparak established herself as one of the country’s finest comedians in 2006 with her sell out Edinburgh show, Asylum Speaker. This led to the publication of her childhood memoirs, “A Beginner’s Guide To Acting English“, her best-selling literary debut.

Throughout her comedy career Shaparak has notched up numerous high profile television appearances, including: Live At The Apollo (BBC ONE), Mock The Week (BBC TWO), Channel 4’s Comedy Gala At The O2 (Channel 4, 2010 – 2016), Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC ONE), The Graham Norton Show (BBC ONE), Have I Got News For You (BBC ONE) and her own Comedy Store Special for Comedy Central. She also had the honour of being nominated at the prestigious British Comedy Awards in the Best Female Comic category up against Jo Brand and Sarah Millican. Shaparak has also appeared as a panellist on ITV1’s Loose Women and BBC One’s Question Time.

Shaparak has taken part in the iconic television & live show for Amnesty International, The Secret Policeman’s Ball, as well as performed at various festivals across the UK.

A seasoned and popular author and columnist, her screenwriting debut was in the form of Sky’s Little Crackers, and most recently she has been commissioned to write a drama script for BBC television.

Tour dates:

3rd Oct 2021             London                       Battersea Arts Centre                020 7223 2223   (Preview Show)

6th Oct 2021             Bracknell                    South Hill Park    Arts Centre              01344 484123 

8th Oct      2021        Chipping Norton       The Theatre                                01608 642350 

6th Nov 2021              Salisbury                    Salisbury Playhouse                                            

25th Nov 2021          Nottingham                Lakeside Arts                              0115 846 7777

26th Nov 2021          Wolverhampton        Bilston Town Hall                       01902 497222


21st Jan 2022           Otley                           Otley Courthouse                       01943 467216 

22nd Jan 2022          Selby                          Selby Town Hall                         01757 708449 

23rd Jan 2022           Newcastle                  The Stand                                    0191 232 0707

28th Jan 2022           Taunton                      The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre          01823 283244 

29th Jan 2022           Leicester                    The Y Theatre                             0116 255 7066

3rd Feb 2022            Kendal                        Brewery Arts                               01539 725133 

4th Feb 2022             Halifax                        Square Chapel                            01422 349422

10th Feb 2022          London                       artsdepot                                      020 8369 5454

11th Feb 2022          Crawley                      The Hawth                                   01293 553636

12th Feb 2022          Southampton            The Berry Theatre                      023 8065 2333

19th Feb 2022          Maidenhead              Norden Farm Centre For The Arts      01628 788997

20th Feb 2022          Birmingham               The Old Rep                                0121 359 9444

24th Feb 2022          Lincoln                        New Theatre Royal                    01522 519999 

25th Feb 2022          Hexham                     Queen’s Hall Arts Centre          01434 652477 

26th Feb2022            Barnard Castle          The Witham                                 01833 631107

5th March 2022        Folkestone                 Quarterhouse                              01303 760750

6th March 2022        Colchester                 Arts Centre                                  01206 500900

20th March 2022      Bath                            Komedia                                      01225 489070

16th April 2022         Norwich                      Theatre Playhouse                     01603 630 000

29th April 2022         Andover                     The Lights                                    01264 368368

13th– 14th May 2022 Oxford                        Arts at the Old Fire Station       01865 263990