STAR of Mock the Week and I’m a Celebrity Shappi Khorsandi is on the road with her new sensational show Mistress & Misfit - and she’s stopping off in Stockton.

Khorsandi has established herself as one of the country’s leading comedians. Her unapologetic, sharp-wit has not gone unnoticed – scoring her countless spots on TV shows such as 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Have I Got News for You, QI and Live at the Apollo.

Mistress & Misfit presents England’s unsung heroine, Emma Hamilton. For too many years she’s been known as just ‘Nelson’s mistress’ and a bit of a harlot. You get ONE job in a brothel and bang goes your reputation! Women’s lib wasn’t really a ‘thing’ in Georgian times but Emma moved mountains to haul herself from ‘scullery maid’ to ‘Lady Hamilton’.

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And yes, she occasionally danced on tables naked to get ahead in life, but who hasn’t? As a fellow naked dancer on tables Shappi is inspired by Emma, although she never wants hair big enough to house mice in.

Expect whip-crack jokes as she effortlessly handles every subject with razor-sharp wit, softened only by her deliciously mischievous delivery and endless charm.

Graham Ramsay, of promoters Ten Feet Tall, who co-promote the show in association with ARC, said: “We’re very excited about having Shappi back in Teesside. While most other comedians are talking about Brexit and Trump – Shappi, very cleverly, brings something totally different to the table, or should I stay the stage!”

n Shappi Khorsandi – Mistress & Misfit, ARC, Stockton, Saturday, February 17, 8pm. Tickets £15/£13 from 01642 525199 or www.arconline.co.uk