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Omid remembers: "Booed off in 17 seconds' – comedians recall their first gigs"...

Guardian, 2 August 2016

The guy on before me was an “alternative ventriloquist” who drank beer while working his puppet’s mouth...

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Omid and Jo Brand talk about their new comedy sit-com "Going Forward"...

British Comedy Guide, 18 May 2016

Jo Brand, and Omid Djalili who plays Dave, talk a little about the show...

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Omid Djalili on double chins, football hooligans and dinner with De Niro...

Mail Online, 27 March 2016

Omid does a "Quickfire" session...

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Omid Djalili on the day Oliver Reed grabbed me by the balls...

Guardian, 24 January 2016

Omid gets up close and (very) personal with a Hollywood icon...

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Omid Djalili on Mel Smith

Guardian, 18 March 2015

Omid Djalili on Mel Smith: comedy's answer to Man Utd's dream team.

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Omid Djalili on Paris Metro racism incident

Mail Online, 8 Feb 2015

'Chelsea fan Omid Djalili writes exclusively for MailOnline on racism storm...'

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How I get ready: Omid Djalili

The Guardian, 4 Oct 2014

'There's lots of to-ing and fro-ing about what to wear. I never look my best...'

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Omid Djalili: Splash! changed my life

Radio Times, 24 Sept 2014

Omid Djalili has revealed that his outlook on life was changed by an unusual source – ITV reality diving competition Splash!..

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Hopeful by Omid Djalili: Book review by Steve Bennett

Chortle, 22 Sept 2014

Omid Djalili’s autobiography is full of surprises. Since he’s never been one to use much of his real life in his effusive stand-up, Hopeful gives a revealing insight into the makeup of a perennial entertainer through an eye-opening series of frank and funny anecdotes...

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Omid Djalili’s favourite TV

The Guardian, 20 Sept 2014

The actor, writer and stand-up on his televisual reems and screams...

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Stand-up comedy kind of chose me...

Belfast Telegraph, 30 August 2014

As funnyman Omid Djalili publishes his autobiography, the former University of Ulster student tells Kate Whiting why he's always believed in himself...

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Omid Djalili: Eeyore’s serious side is lurking under his fez...

Sunday Times, 24 August 2014

The stand-up is desperate to share his shortcomings and his struggle with identity but all that laughter at his jokes and belly-dancing keeps getting in the way...

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England’s Going Out (To do it again): Omid Djalili pens World Cup song to inspire Hodgson's men...

Daily Mail, 08 April 2014

Omid Djalili is behind a catchy new supporters’ song: 'England’s Going Out (To Do It Again)' and the comedian is happy to admit he has penned versatile lyrics to cover any eventuality...

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Hereford's fight for survival gets boost from comedian Omid Djalili...

The Observer, 05 April 2014

Inspired by memories of Ronnie Radford, Omid Djalili is performing two benefit gigs to raise funds for Hereford, who face extinction if an outstanding tax bill is not paid...

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Comedian Omid Djalili to publish first volume of his autobiography...

The Guardian, 27 March 2014

Life as part of a religious minority in London and a childhood brush with death sure to figure in British-Iranian comic's memoirs...

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How to turn a tough gig around...

GQ Online Magazine, 01 March 2014

As part of GQ's first annual Comedy Extravaganza, we asked a selection of the standups taking part to showcase their wit and wisdom. Here circuit veteran Omid Djalili gives his advice on what should happen when things go disastrously wrong....

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The saddest time that shook Omid Djalili's world? Watching 9/11. 'I noticed a change of attitude towards me because of my Middle-Eastern appearance' says comedian...

Mail Online, 28 February 2014

Celebrities asked a set of devilishly probing questions – and only accept THE definitive answer. This week it’s comedian Omid Djalili’s turn...

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Omid Djalili, comedian and actor – portrait of the artist...

The Guardian, 29 January 2014

The stage star talks reveals how comedy cost him his athletic figure, why he struggles to be taken seriously as an actor – and why doing a 10-metre dive on Splash! changed his life...

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Omid hosts Slapstick Festival's Silent Comedy Gala in Bristol...

Colston Hall, Bristol, 24 January 2014

Audience stuck outside auditorium for half an hour because of “technical situation” with the doors.... host Omid Djalili put things back on track by quipping: “It turns out we were pulling instead of pushing them.”

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Omid presents BBC2's The Great Sport Relief Bake Off...

BBC Media Centre, January 2014

Four celebrities with mixed baking abilities battle it out in the Bake Off tent in this episode presented by comedian Omid Djalili... (scheduled for BBC2 15 Jan, 8-9pm.)

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Comedian Omid Djalili Doesn't Only Joke About the Middle East Any More...

LA Weekly, 7 December 2013

While most of us were plowing through instant mashed potatoes and canned cranberry sauce on Turkey Day, British-Iranian comic Omid Djalili was invited to spend Thanksgiving at UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson's house...

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Talking to Omid Djalili About Returning to America, Taking Standup Seriously, and International Comedy...

Split Sider, 25 November 2013

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...

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Loose Ends, featuring: Omid Djalili, Liz Lochhead, Beardyman, Kieran Hurley, Arthur Smith, Young Fathers...

BBC Radio 4, 17 August 2013

Omid Djalili joins Clive to talk about his starring role in The Shawshank Redemption and his solo comedy show 'Omid Djalili Live'...

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Omid Djalili Live, Assembly Rooms Music Hall, review ★★★★

Daily Telegraph, 16 August 2013

The British-Iranian comic's appetite for mischief is as keen as ever, says Mark Monahan...

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The Shawshank Redemption – Edinburgh festival 2013 review ★★★★★★

Edinburgh Evening News, 14 August 2013

YOU may have seen the film but this punchy new adaptation of Stephen King’s novella by Owen O’Neill and Dave Johns is a revelation...

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The Shawshank Redemption – Edinburgh festival 2013 review ★★★

Guardian, 12 August 2013

Given that The Shawshank Redemption is high on many favourite-movie lists, this stage adaptation could well be accused of having its...

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Omid Djalili: British-Iranian Comediann

BBC Radio 4, 09 August 2013

British-Iranian comedian Omid Djalili talks to Matthew Bannister about his controversial humour, and his latest role in a stage production of The Shawshank Redemption...

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Theatre review: The Shawshank Redemption
★★★★

The Scotsman, 07 August 2013

That people quite like Frank Darabont’s 1994 movie has never surprised me. It’s enjoyable enough. A bit long, a bit obvious, a bit self-righteous but...

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The Shawshank Redemption at Assembly Rooms
★★★★★

The Times, 07 August 2013

The prison is the world. Five rusting towers dominate the stage, men caged above, doors clanging below. In Gary McCann’s expressive design...

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Edinburgh Festival: The Shawshank Redemption, Assembly Rooms - theatre review ★★★★

London Evening Standard, 07 August 2013

The Shawshank Redemption is constantly voted one of the country’s favourite films...

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Festival Fringe preview: The Shawshank Redemption

The Scotsman, 02 August 2013

Kate Copstick joins rehearsals for The Shawshank Redemption and finds the funny men have become prisoners of conscience...

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Theatre director Lucy Pitman-Wallace discusses The Shawshank Redemption

The List, 31 July 2013

Stephen King's novella is heading for the stage at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013...

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Omid Djalili: Shawshank Redemption at Edinburgh Festival is not, repeat not, a musical or a comedy!

Metro, 29 July 2013

Omid Djalili tells James Rampton why he’s tackling serious drama as well as stand-up at the Edinburgh Festival...

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Omid Djalili to star in 'The Shawshank Redemption'

Daily Telegraph, 26 July 2013

Omid Djalili tells James Rampton why he’s tackling serious drama as well as stand-up at the Edinburgh Festival...

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Funnyman Omid Djalili looking forward to a double role at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Daily Record, Fri 19 July 2013

THE Londoner will combine his stand-up routine with a starring role in play The Shawshank Redemption... read Story

 

Omid set to return to Edinburgh...

Scottish Sun, 4 July 2013

IT’S Comedy Week in the Scottish Sun. To get you grinning, we’re looking ahead to this year’s Edinburgh Comedy Festival, which runs from July 31 to August 26. read Story

 

Omid Djalili to headline Ealing Comedy Festival

18 July, 2013

The festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. read Story

 

Omid Djalili to appear with Ray Winstone in brand new drama'Moonfleet' on Sky TV ...

Coming later in 2013

Written by Ashley Pharoah (Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes), this two-part adaptation of the much loved John Meade Falkner novel is set in the small Dorset village of Moonfleet ... read story

 

Omid Djalili: 'I'm taking on the Iranian government on behalf of women. It's nutty' ...

Telegraph.co.uk, 3 Jun 2013

British-Iranian comedian Omid Djalili is gearing up to launch Prison Poems tonight, a collection of work written by a former teacher currently behind bars in Iran's notorious Evin prison 'simply for her faith' ... read story

 

Omid Djalili on his time taking part in Splash! ...

birminghammail.co.uk, 24 May 2013

Comedian Omid Djalili tells Roz Laws about making a splash on the small screen ... read story

 

Omid Djalili is "The New Goat"in Taylor Swift video ...

huffingtonpost.co.uk, 22 May 2013

First, we had Taylor Swift's 'I Knew You Were Trouble: Screaming Goat Edition'.

And now? Now, the screaming goat has been replaced by Omid Djalili. Specifically: Omid Djalil doing his Godzilla impression. ... read story

 

Alastair Campbell's tackle brings Labour MP down in charity football game ...

Telegraph.co.uk, 21 May 2013

The celebrity team featured Mr Campbell alongside Omid Djalili, the comedian, Chris Wolstenholme, the bassist with the rock group Muse, and ... read story

 

Levity comedy event continues to gain momentum

Peterborough Telegraph, 21 May 2013

Will be held on the Embankment from July 19-21, and boasts industry giants such as Pub Landlord Al Murray, Lee Nelson and Omid Djalili... read story

 

Omid Djalili: My six best books

Express.co.uk, 16 May 2013

OMID DJALILI, 47, is a comedian and actor who had his own BBC show in 2007 and has appeared in films such as Gladiator, The Mummy and ... read story

 

Omid Djalili live: A national treasure

Metro, 3 May 2013

But already the issues it has raised are working their way into other comics' sets. Omid Djalili tackles it straight off the bat in this mostly new ... read story

 

Iran must free the Bahá'í leaders who have been jailed for five years ...

The Guardian, 14 May 2013

Omid Djalili · guardian.co.uk .... Iran must free the Bahá'í leaders who have been jailed for five years too many | Omid Djalili. This article was ... read story

 

Omid Djalili, Leicester Square Theatre - comedy review

Evening Standard, 3 May 2013

Bonus points to Omid Djalili for opting for a run in this bijou theatre. Last time round he played Hammersmith Apollo and this intimate setting is ... read story

From acclaimed writer and comedian David Baddiel comes the smash hit British comedy of the year! Mahmud (Omid Djalili – star comic, Sex and The City 2) is a loving husband, doting father and an admittedly “relaxed” Muslim. A normal guy living an everyday life. That is until a chance discovery turns his life upside down, throwing him into a full-scale identity crisis: it turns out he’s adopted, and was actually born Jewish. Featuring an all-star cast of Djalili, Richard Sciff (The West Wing), Matt Lucas (Little Britain), Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife) and Miranda Hart (BBC2’s Miranda), The Infidel is a hilarious and feel good story that will have you roaring with laughter. Oy Vey!

Get it at:

Facebook Infidel Page

Amazon

Infidel Movie Official Website

iTunes

The American DVD version for "The Infidel" is now available at Amazon


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Omid Djalili on The Bahá’ís in Iran

In the above video, Omid Djalili talks about the disturbing news from Iran regarding the 7 Baha'is who have been in prison awaiting trial this has been posted on YouTube. Do take a moment to watch.


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