Omid Djalili – cheesy gags and silly dancing from a lovable schmuck
Leicester Square theatre, LondonThe convivial comic serves up a hotchpotch of creaking jokes, funny accents and satire – but not all his fans can stomach it‘I’ve been heckled, I’ve been physically attacked,” says Omid Djalili from the stage, “but I’ve never ... [Read More]
Omid Djalili: ‘I own underwear with David Hasselhoff on the crotch’
From Derek & Clive to Harry Hill, the comedian and actor reveals the things that make him laugh the mostHarry Hill at the Pleasance Cabaret Bar in Edinburgh in 1996. It was a 60-minute show. I was breathless after 30. Continue reading...... [Read More]
Omid Djalili: ‘I own underwear with David Hasselhoff on the crotch’
From Derek & Clive to Harry Hill, the comedian and actor reveals the things that make him laugh the mostHarry Hill at the Pleasance Cabaret Bar in Edinburgh in 1996. It was a 60-minute show. I was breathless after 30. Continue reading...... [Read More]
'Booed off in 17 seconds' – comedians recall their first gigs
Shappi Khorsandi felt as if she’d walked on the moon. Isy Suttie watched a man change a dressing on a wound as she spoke. Omid Djalili fell off the stage. So how did the first gigs of Paul Merton, Susan Calman and other top comics go?I was on at midnight and did a show about a policeman giving... [Read More]
Talking to Omid Djalili About Returning to America, Taking Standup Seriously, and International Comedy
by Elise Czajkowski British comedian Omid Djalili may be a familiar face to many Americans, but his standup hasn't been seen in the US in quite awhile. His last performance here was in 2005, when he taped a half-hour One Night Stand for HBO in 2005. He also appeared on Whoopi Goldberg's 2003-20... [Read More]