comedienne

We still hear people ask 'Are women funny?' as if this is somehow a valid debate. It's not a question ever applied to male comedians.
The Glaswegian lawyer turned Radio 4 favourite is a deeply intelligent and considered comedienne who veers wildly from witty observational comedy to crass confessions of which she's ashamed of yet also vehemently defends.
As she bounds onto the stage, Shappi Khorsandi immediately exudes a warmth and charisma that's forever present during her show.