IT WAS an intimate, but beautifully wild show when Shappi Khorsandi entertained an audience at the Lighthouse in Poole.

Shappi was here to tell people about her love of the UK in a show that she dubbed 'a love letter to Britain' due to her Iranian heritage. It was laugh out loud funny with gags including her inclusion on a literary prize's long list, life as a single mum and meeting her idol, Billy Bragg, at Glastonbury.

Two unexpected sections of the audience presented themselves during the Dorset stop of Shappi's Oh My Country tour.

The first being that more than 20 members of the Dorset Humanists had turned out to support the comedian due to the fact that Shappi is president of the British Humanist Association.

The second being a chap who was sat in the front row of the venue's Studio Theatre. He looked extremely awkward at where he was placed, but by wearing bright white trainers and a black and white top he seemed fair game to be picked on. When Shappi eventually asked his name, it turns out he is Iranian, and has something in common with the theme of the show.

It takes huge bravery to stand in the middle of a small theatre, where the comic can see every single person's reactions to her jokes. But from where I was sat, everybody had a great time and could easily watch the same gig all over again.