Omid Djalili LIVE at The Picturedrome
LIVE on Stage NOT on the Screen!
Multi award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is now where he belongs, on a stage and bringing back the Good Times.
Letting the good times roll in 2021
Born in London to Iranian parents, Omid Djalili grew up with a mixed cultural heritage. That unconventional background helped shape his sharp wit as well as his ability to combine humour with storytelling.
Going on to become an award-winning comedian and actor, Djalili emerged on the UK stand-up circuit in the ’90s. His big break was at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1995 with a show called Short Fat Kebab Owner’s Son. He returned in 1996 with The Arab And The Jew alongside Jewish comedian Ivor Dembina, and thereafter became one of the hottest tickets at the annual event. Over the years, the funnyman sold out a string of shows – including Omid Djalili Is Ethnic, Warm To My Winning Smile, Behind Enemy Lines, No Aggenda, and Tour Of Duty – before going on to tour them nationally.
Intelligent and provocative, Djalili’s comedy was not only packed with incisive social and political commentary, but also with physical humour and an upbeat energy. He received numerous accolades from the press. The Huffington Post said seeing Djalili live on stage was “so hysterically funny and at the same time so poignant and powerful that calling it stand-up barely does it justice”, while The Guardian called him “a thin, high cheek-boned, flamboyant luvvie”.
In addition to comedy, his acting credits have ranged from film and television to the theatre. Djalili landed small roles in a number of big films including Gladiator, The Mummy, Notting Hill and Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End, before going on to win the Best Actor Award at the Turin Film Festival
Starts : 19.00
The Picturedrome , 51 Canada Grove, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO21 1DW
Wed 27 Jan 2021