Hadi Khorsandi is a contemporary Iranian poet and satirist. Since 1979, he has been the editor and writer of the satirical journal Asghar Agha. Khorsandi is particularly renowned for his examination of Iranian socio-political matters, particularly his open criticism of religious fundamentalism. He has lived in exile in London, England since the Iranian Revolution.
Khorsandi was the recipient of the Hellman-Hammett Award in 1995. He has recently performed stand up comedy with Parviz Sayyad, another famous Iranian satirist. He is the father of Shappi Khorsandi, a well-known UK-based Iranian comedian.