OMID DJALILI, May 14
Omid Djalili – Schmuck For A Night
Following a massive UK 145 date tour of his show Schmuck for a Night earlier in the year, Omid has just announced a brand-new batch of dates in Europe 2018. After a break from touring last summer to take a starring role in Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of Fiddler on the Roof, Omid will be returning to stand up with new dates announced around Europe. He will perform in Boom Chicago, Amsterdam on May 14th. Of trying to make sense of the world around him in Schmuck For A Night, Omid said,“It’ll be so current sometimes audiences won’t laugh until they get home and turn on the TV.” As a stand-up and acclaimed actor, Omid’s credits range from Hollywood movies and television to live productions on the West End stage. He has appeared on UK and US TV, and starred in films such as the Golden Globe and Oscar nominated Shaun the Sheep Movie, Mr Nice, Gladiator, Sex And The City 2, The Mummy and The Infidel. In 2016 Omid was filming for Disney’s new live-action production of The Nutcracker, in his role as Cavalier. This is set for its theatrical release in 2018.
Immediately after finishing the first UK leg of Schmuck for a Night in May, Omid launched straight into preparation for his leading role of Tevye in Chichester Theatre Festival’s Fiddler on the Roof, with Omid’s performance winning rave reviews last summer across the eight-week run (July-September). On TV, Omid has been most recently seen in the BBC Four series Going Forward with Jo Brand, as well as making appearances in Dickensian for BBC1 and Stan Lee’s Lucky Man for SKY1. Omid also executively produced the acclaimed documentary We Are Many, about the global anti-war demonstrations that took place in 800 cities on February 15th 2003, to date the largest mobilisation of human beings in the history of the earth. In August 2016, Omid produced an Edinburgh Fringe show called Iraq Out & Loud, which saw almost 1500 comedians and members of the public read the entirety of the Chilcot Report for 24 hours a day, over 12 days. This memorable production was awarded the prestigious Panel Prize at Edinburgh Comedy Awards, and later TV Bomb’s Zeitgeist Award. Monday, May 14. The starting time is 20:00.
‘‘A top evening out’’ Mail on Sunday
‘‘Djalili is a consummate showbiz all-rounder’’ Metro
‘‘Djalili at his magnetic best’’ The List
‘‘One of the most joyfully smart, stimulating and entertaining comedians this country has’’ Daily Telegraph
‘‘So hysterically funny and at the same time so poignant and powerful that calling it stand-up barely does it justice’’ Huffington Post
‘‘An amiable blend of clowning, storytelling, impressions and social comment that covers pretty much every base in stand-up’’ Sunday Times