Date Of Birth: 30/09/1965
Omid Djalili Videos
A brilliantly barnstorming act, Djalili cheerfully subverts stereotypes in a dazzling, high-octane performance.
This Anglo-Iranian comic initially plays up to the image of the scary, manic, Westerner-hating Middle Easterner but with more phlegm - and more gags.
But then he'll flip things around, toying with audience expectations, parodying English middle classes as cleverly as the Middle Eastern stereotype. And there are plenty of self-referential asides about the easy laugh of a zany Middle Eastern accent to defuse any cynicism.
Sometimes the gags don't match this tremendous natural energy, but his knowing shtick of 'a laugh, a song, a fundamentalist diatribe against Western imperialism' is generally a triumph - and you get to see a fat man disco dance or belly dance, depending on his mood.Date of review: Nov 2004
Omid Djalili Dates
Channel 4 sketch series from 1998Big Fat Gypsy Gangster The Infidel Omid Djalili: Live In London Omid Djalili Show Series 2 Omid Djalili: No Agenda
Live At The London PalladiumBest Of Just For Laughs: 25th Anniversary Edition
Compilation CD from the Montreal comedy festivalThe Secret Policeman's Ball
2006 live show
Omid Djalili: Behind Enemy Lines Perrier nominee Omid Djalili: No Agenda Omid Djalili: Live 2008 Omid Djalili: Work in Progress Omid Djalili Live Big Fat Gypsy Gangster
The Infidel A Seriously Funny Attempt To Get The SFO in The Dock
Secret Policeman's Ball 2006 Omid Djalili 2008 tour
Omid Djalili: Tour Of Duty