Ishi has been spreading laughter since she birth. She came out crying & they all laughed!
Her first solo performance was within weeks of starting Primary School in Zambia. She sang one of her Grandma's favourite Amitabh Bachchan songs before a school assembly of nearly 1800 pupils and teachers. The Hindi song was so lost in translation before the native African audience, that it caused a roar of laughter!
Like a cat that finds its home, Ishi stumbled into Stand Up Comedy in the UK. She went along to cheer and support Stand Up comedians as they developed their material on a Comedy course. She enrolled looking forward to the role of chief laugher at the back of the room. So happy to be getting her regular dose of comedy, she forgot she'd be asked to take to the mic. Her showcase performance was a hit! She fell in love with the lightness spread through laughter, caught the comedy bug and has been spreading the laughter epidemic even more since!
She has enjoyed writing, travelling and performing to a variety of audiences from 800 on board a Red Sea cruise liner to two men & a ruck sack in London. All gigs are delightful!
In Oct 2008, she began compering, managing her own regular successful comedy events to support upcoming artists, by giving them stage time alongside more established Comedians. find out more here.
Ishi loves spreading the laughter epidemic. Whether it’s the intimate setting of a club audience, fun festivals, formal conferences, networking events or a celebration, her goal is to spread fun, joy and hilarity to achieve your aims!
Ishi has been blessed to support many hilarity causers like Dara O'Brien, Paul Foot, Patrick Monahan, Isy Suttie to name a few.
Ishi has enjoyed performing at many lovely events & venues including: Leicester Square Theatre, London; Komedia, Brighton; Y Theatre, Leicester; Athena, Leicester; Curve Theatre, Leicester; Chuckle Club, LSE; Melton Theatre; Nottingham Trent University, M19 Bar-Levenshulme
"Hotter than a hot Madras!" Oct 2010 Laffacino’s at Birmingham Comedy Festival
"Funny! Enthusiastic! Energetic & Engaging! Infectiously Entertained Audience!" March 2009 Ghartey Vardon, Secretary Black Workers Group Conference at Athena Theatre
"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!" 14 Nov 2010 West Midlands Comedy Forum
"Ishi – thank you! ....delighted! ...wonderful feedback! 17 June 2010 Lynne Parker, Funny Women Producer, Pan Asian Women's Association Showcase at London's Asia House.
"over 100 women of all ages, backgrounds & cultures loved Ishi's comedy!" Varsha Parmar, Development Officer for Human Rights & Equalities Charnwood.
“Very helpful to everybody!” Mrs Hamwene - 1st grade teacher in Zambia
Ishi intuitively adapts her performance to suit your audience needs. From Conferences / family friendly events to slightly cheeky, she loves spreading fun & hilarity!
Her flexible nature make her a highly sought after comedian. Call her today & lets get your guests laughing themselves Ha! Ha! Ha..PP.. HEEEEE!