Ishi Khan

Ishi Khan

Vegan Comedian

“A joyous bundle of energy from start to finish”Simon Brodkin

Internationally acclaimed, multi-award nominee, Ishi Khan has been making people laugh since her birth. She came out crying to everyone’s laughter. Her comedy cv began in 2008 when she started hosting her own 2 Funny Comedy events. She has been performing regularly on the comedy circuit ever since. She has toured several solo shows. Her most recent being. “Ishi Khan:I’mMigrant!” which sold out at Brighton Fringe 2021, Leicester Comedy Festival Nottingham Playhouse. Ishi responds to current affairs through themes of unity, freedom & equality while
exploring identity and belonging. Ishi is a sentient being born to tickle, play and sing to the moon. Skipping along on the comedic yellow brick road, dancing through rain, sun and fairy dust, distracted by rainbows and shooting stars, she’s a unicorn rider. One day she hopes to do a cartwheel and ride a bike, not at the same time. She speaks English, Punjabi and fluent Cat.

Go ahead and make her day by connecting with @ishi2funny on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter.

Highlights include:

Supporting Simon Brodkin warming up for Joel Dommett

Largest gig: 2000 people

Headlining to a packed Picture Dome (Northampton) at a gig Sara Pascoe opened.

Ishi has also supported: Sarah Millican, Dara O’Brien, Signatures (BGT), Izy Sutie, Paul Foot, Patrick Monahan, Shazia Mirza, Gary Delaney.

Press / Awards

****Very Funny! Very Silly indeed!” – Female arts at Camden Fringe

Funny Women’s Best Show Award Nominee 2013/2018
Leicester Asian Awards best comedian nominee 2018, 2019

Life affirming……Engaging Raconteur” – Three Weeks at Edinburgh Fringe

Her stand up had the whole room in stitches as she spoke about being a Zambian-born Indian woman living in the UK (try saying that ten times fast), and her confusion towards her identity during Brexit” – Cultural Exchanges Festival

“So refreshing to hear a positive migration story” – Brighton Fringe audience

An original thinker with a calming onstage presence and memorable punchlines. A welcome addition to any night of quality stand up comedy.Anthony J Brown (Promoter)

Side-splitting! rib-tickling!– Loughborough Echo

Selected as 1 of 100 artists to showcase at Zealous X showcase in Southbank’s Oxo Tower, London.

Most dedicated can award – University’s Rag society 🙂

As seen/ heard on:

BBC Politics Show – Feb 2020
BBC Radio 4 Frontrow Feb 2020
BBC Asian Network with Tommy Sandhu
Leicester Mercury
Times of Zambia


Vegan Comedy: Andrew O'Neill & Ishi Khan

Hosted by Mike Kelson

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