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The Box @ FarGo Village, Coventry Far Gosford Street, Coventry CV1 5ED
Mon 14 Jun 2021 @ 19.00
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No Direction Home

Mon 14 Jun 2021 @ 19.00
The Box @ FarGo Village, Coventry
Far Gosford Street, Coventry CV1 5ED Show on map
Duration: 2 hours
Pay What You Wish - £0, £1, £4
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In association with Counterpoints Arts, as part of Coventry Welcomes 2021.

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

No Direction Home is a comedy project created by Camden People’s Theatre, Counterpoints Arts, and award-winning comedian Tom Parry, which offers support to aspiring comics from refugee and migrant backgrounds. Come and be entertained by some new voices. 

Hosted by Coventry-born comedian Stella Graham, supported by Yuriko Kontani, Edin Suljic, Yasmin Moradi and headlined by Shappi Korsandi, one of the country’s finest comedians.

 

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No Direction Home Acts

Headliner – Shappi Korsandi

Shappi established herself as one of the country’s finest comedians in 2006 with her sell out Edinburgh show, Asylum Speaker. This show led to the publication of her childhood memoirs, “A Beginner’s Guide To Acting English“, her bestselling literary debut. In typical Shappi style, this show told the story of how her family were forced to flee Iran and gain asylum in the UK. 

Shappi’s career has taken her to all corners of the globe, she has appeared on countless TV & Radio shows including Mock The Week, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You, QI, Just a Minute and other flagship radio 4 programmes.

Yasin Moradi

Iranian-born Kung Fu Master-turned-actor who began his career performing at the Good Chance Dome in Calais. Most recently featured in the cast of Joe Murphy & Joe Robertson’s play The Jungle (dir. Stephen Daldry & Justin Martin) based on the experiences of refugees like himself in the camp. He has been performing stand-up comedy with No Direction Home since 2019.

Edin Suljic

Edin Suljic is a published writer, poet and artist based in London. Edin spent his formative years in the multicultural, multinational society of former Yugoslavia, moving to the UK at the onset of the tragic Yugoslavian war in 1991. He has worked on several collaborative projects at the Tate Modern, and he performs his work at international literary festivals and venues.  

His poetry collection, Personal Things and the Rest, was published by Haffan Books, 2018. He has been working with No Direction Home stand-up comedy project run by Counterpoints Arts since 2019.

Yuriko Kontani

Yuriko Kotani is a UK-based Japanese comedian. She was named as ‘one to watch’ by Time Out and won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2015. She appeared on Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, in BBC Three’s Pls Like, CBBC's The Dog Ate My Homework, Channel 4's Big Juice, Paul Hollywood Eats Japan and Soho Theatre’s online play The Boss of it All. 

"A brilliantly performed, well-structured & wonderfully unique set. 5/5" ★★★★★ Fringebiscuit

Host - Coventry’s own Stella Graham

Stella is from Coventry and has performed all around the UK, Europe, New Zealand, Australia and the USA. She has taken 5 hour-long solo shows to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Brighton Fringe and Leicester Comedy Festival.

Developed with Tom Parry

Tom Parry is an English comedian, playwright and actor. He performed his debut solo show ‘Yellow T-shirt’ at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It was nominated as the Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards and earned Parry a BBC radio show.

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