وزارد او دا وستساد
VIZITOR TO THE VESTSIDE
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American blog of Iranian dissent

Shappi Says...

Our friend Maziar Jobrani will be taping his first Comedy Central special this week, it was announced. He'll then be embarking on a European tour. Iranian comics are now coming out in full force -- there's even a Wikipedia page established. So contribute now.

In London, the opener for Maz will be local comic Shappi Khorasandi. Yes, she's the daughter of famed Kayhan London scribe Hadi Khorasandi.

Shappi had her own column a few years ago at the Iranian.com, and recently wrote an interesting article for the Guardian UK. She made an appearance on Australia's popular program 'Rove', and an Al Jazeera program did a profile on her at the end of this episode.

Another of Hadi Khorsandi's children, son Peyvand, is doing some funky stuff himself. Mercurial interview found with Peyvand here.

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