THERE is always a telling moment in an interview when you see something you never knew existed and you get to take a peek behind the curtain.

This happened when I reached the end of my interview with Shappi Khorsandi and she told me her favourite song on Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles was With a Little Help From My Friends.

This was due to the fact, she had learnt to sing it for a play when she was in primary school.

It was about two friends called Benson and Hedges, who were fighting to open a tobacco factory in Ealing.

The reason everything tumbled into place was when she said how important connections were for her.

She described it (connections) as the ability to connect with people who if you looked at their likes and dislikes had nothing in com- mon with her but she could make a connection.

She mentioned this when I asked her what comedy meant to her, Shappi said: “That is a good question as for me comedy is about making a connection with strangers.

“It is what comedy gives to me as it gives me instant gratification, a high and a feeling of warmth.

“It is a feeling of having a connection which I have created. It is a warmth and it is intoxicating.

“Connections are important to me as I a get a real kick out of comedy.”

And there you have it, Shappi’s comments making sense when I knew the name of The Beatles song.

You can learn more about Shappi and her life in Britain when she brings her latest show Oh My Country.

In this she is celebrating the 40th anniversary of her arrival in Britain.

Shappi was six-years-old at the time she had to flea Iran with her family due to the Iranian Revolution in 1979.

She’s reclaiming patriotism, sending a love letter to her adopt- ed land and is bringing her new show to the Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton on May 6.

Tickets for Shappi Khorsandi start at £13, by at or by calling the box office on 01823 283244.