“Energetic! Charming! Full of positivity!” Female arts
“Engaging Raconteur!” Three Weeks
“Side splitting! Rib tickling!” Loughborough Echo
“Ishi may be small but her energy & positivity certainly makes up for it! You come out feeling uplifted!” Nottingham Comedy Festival
“Finishing off the night was the very fun Ishi Khan-Jackson. The rough Dudley crowd really took to Ishi’s routine! A lovely woman and a great person to hang around with!” West Midlands Comedy Forum
“Very fun & entertaining. Full of energy & made us all LOL!” Barefoot Festival
“Playful!” Paul Banks- Leicester Comedy Scene.
“Very helpful to everybody!” Mrs Hamwene – 1st grade teacher in Zambia
Ishi is a happy stand up comedian. Her bubbly & charming stage presence puts you at ease immediately. She invites you into her complex world of a being born in Zambia, dreaming in Shakespeare and an Indian Heritage. Her energetic, playful nature draws you in. Expect silliness, colourful Bollywood dancing, infectious laughter yoga and hilarity!
Her latest stand up comedy show, I’mMigrant tackles migration, identity and belonging. This is Ishi’s second stand up show.
In 2013, Ishi took the bold step of creating her 1st solo, show, “I AM HAPPY!” This show was nominated for Funny Women’s Best Show Award. It was awarded a 4 star review by Female Arts and reviewed by the renowned, Three Weeks, “Engaging Raconteur”. This self-produced show toured over 7 cities & many festivals, including Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Ishi has been making people laugh since she was born. She came out crying & they all laughed! Ishi’s first comedy performance was at 5 years of age at Primary School in Zambia.
She took to the stage before a Zambian school assembly of nearly 1800 pupils and teachers. Here she sang one of her grandma’s favourite Amitabh Bachan Hindi songs, which was so lost in translation in Zambia that it caused a roar of laughter! Instead of running off in tears, she carried on till the end of the song, happy to be causing hilarity.
Formally, Ishi has been performing comedy since 2008, when she set up a regular comedy cabaret night. As the resident compere of 2Funny Comedy Cabaret Nights, she juggled with programming the running order with last minute calls of “how to got there?” She loved empowering emerging acts by placing them on the bill with more established Comedians like Sarah Millican, Gary Delaney and Patrick Monahan. 2Funny Comedy Cabaret nights, helped her gain valuable skills as a promoter, event manager & bouncer 🙂
Ishi has been honoured to be a support act for Signatures (Britain’s Got Talent), Sarah Millican; Mock the Week’s Dara O’Brian; John Hegley; Peep show’s Isy Suttie; Paul Foot, Patrick Monahan, Suzy Bennett, Shazia Mirza, Brian Damage & Krystal & Gary Delaney.