Slapstick Divas


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Slapstick presents an evening of rarely seen silent comedies starring outstanding women - on the big screen, with live music, in the glorious setting of Bristol’s magnificent cathedral. Prepare for a mix of celebration, laughter and discovery as comedian and writer Shappi Khorsandi,she introduces shorts featuring the superb Mabel Normand, Louise Fazenda, Dorothy Devore and Gale Henry among others.

With live musical accompaniment from the European Silent Screen Virtuosi (Guenter A. Buchwald, Frank Bockius and Romano Todesco). Curated by Steve Massa, Author of Slapstick Divas: The Women Of Silent Comedy.


Shappi Khorsandi

Shappi Khorsandi appearing at this event

As seen as on Live At The Apollo, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, 8/10 Cats and Have I Got News For You, Shappi Khorsandi is an Iranian female stand-up comic who established herself on the London circuit back in the early 2000's. Feisty, flirty and effortlessly funny, she handles every subject with razor sharp wit. She is also the best-selling author of A Beginners Guide to Acting English and her fantastic debut novel ‘Nina is not OK’ was published by Ebury in 2016. Shappi was also elected president of the British Humanist society in 2017. 'Makes live comedy thrilling' (Evening Standard). 'Shappi is an endearing presence and possesses a charming self-awareness that ensures consistent laughter from start to finish' (Huffington Post). 'Seriously funny and surprisingly filthy' (The New Statesman). Shappi Khorsandi was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians of 2016.

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Also Appearing

European Silent Screen Virtuosi

Bristol Cathedral

  • College Green
  • Bristol
  • BS1 5TJ