Omid Djalili, one of Britain’s favourite tv and stand-up comedians, will be performing in Canterbury next month.
The 52-year-old, who is of Iranian heritage, is bringing his show Schmuck for a Night to the Marlowe Theatre next month.
Djalili is known as an intelligent, daring and provocative comedian who doesn’t shy away from cultural issues – and who always manages to keep audiences roaring with laughter.
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He has also performed in film and West End stage productions.
But it is always his comedy that keeps fans titillated. Here is a selection of his best one-liners:
- Most people only associate the Middle East with oil and phlegm and halitosis. I’m joking, I’m joking. We’re running out of oil.
- I am the only Iranian comedian in the world. That’s three more than Germany.
- I was once asked to become a Jehovah’s Witness. I said I did not see the accident.
- What do you call an honest Iranian businessman? Asif.
- There was a shipwreck. In a lifeboat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean there was an Indian, an Arab and an Iranian. A shark swam up up, ate the Arab, ate the Iranian, went up to the Indian but turned and swam away. The Indian prayed to God: “Oh God why did you save me?” The shark said: “I had one of you last year and my arse is still burning.”
Omid Djalili’s Schmuck For A Night will play at the Marlowe Theatre at 7.30pm on Saturday, July 28. Tickets cost £25.25.
For bookings and more information log on to the Marlowe Theatre website.
In the meantime, here’s a chance to once again enjoy Djalili’s foreign accent syndrome routine from the BBC 10 years ago: