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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.

Stand-up comedy is not considered an art, so it's being left to die

I wish I could at least say that we were at the bottom of the food chain, but our industry is getting zero government money. We aren*t on the agenda at all

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith might be on to something

My own life of serial monogamous relationships has been exhausting and time-consuming with bouts of intense heartache, just with different people rather than the same one. Can I really say my choice is better?

&The Big Night In* made online comedy look effortless. It*s not

Even before the pandemic some stand-ups had become pros at internet entertainment 每 now the rest of us are stumbling around in the dark trying to learn an entirely new skill

The police*s new lockdown guidelines have left me more confused

When you*re adhering to rules, seeing other people flout them can make you seethe, even if you haven*t fully grasped what they are