Saturday, 18 April 2009

Iranian comedian - Omid Djalili

Omid Djalili is a British-Iranian standup comedian. He's been working the comedy circuit in the UK and USA relentlessly for more than a decade. He's starred (normally as a squeaky-voice Arab character) in many films, an HBO special and even in a TV series in the US with Whoopi Goldberg. His stand up focuses on cultural differences, immigration and specialises in flipping, inverting and skewering identity. And of course, the popular subject of being Iranian vs. being Persian. His TV sketch show in the UK was pretty poor, but his stand up is hysterically funny, constantly switching between accents, his identity as both British and Iranian, a Londoner and a fat, bald man.

Jews vs. Christians

Nigerian parking attendant

Omid in America

At the London Palladium

Find out more about Omid Djalili on his website:

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