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On July 26th 2019, CAN Comedy, Blind Monkey and the Botanical Gardens to bring you "Live @ The Botanical"
We are ecstatic to announce that our headline act for our opening night is none other than Omid Djalili -
Omid Djalili is a British Iranian stand-up comedian and actor. Omid had great success performing A Strange Bit of History, which won the Spirit of The Fringe award at the Edinburgh Festival in 1994, Omid has since become a fringe favorite with a string of sell-out shows. In 1995 it was with Short Fat Kebab Shop Owner's Son, again in 1996 in Arab & The Jew and in 1997 with a full-length solo stand-up show, Omid Djalili Is Ethnic. He has become one of the funniest, freshest and most original comedians in Britain, this being reinforced by him winning the LWT Best Stand-Up Award in 1997. His international appeal is vast, having performed in the last three years in Australia, Austria, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, The Czech Republic and Slovakia. Omid has appeared in every episode of BBC 2's Alexei Sayle's Merry-Go-Round, and the Channel 4 sketch shows Barking and Coming Soon. Omid has also been seen on the big screen in Notting Hill and in a major role with Brendan Fraser and John Hannah in the Hollywood remake of the 1932 Boris Karloff film, The Mummy. In August 1999, Omid was once again was awarded with the Spirit of the Fringe at the Edinburgh Festival. His show received rave reviews in the newspapers. 1999 also saw Omid in the James Bond Movie, The World Is Not Enough, and also appear in every episode of the Channel 4 sitcom, Small Potatoes alongside Perrier Award Winner Tommy Tiernan. Omid was also seen in the Ridley Scott film Gladiator with Russell Crowe and Oliver Reed.
Joining the line up is Birminghams own Luisa Omielan -
In 2012, Omielan performed her debut stand up solo show, What Would Beyonce Do?! as part of the Brighton Fringe later followed by the free fringe at the Edinburgh Festival.What Would Beyonce Do?! has since had seven sell out runs at London's Soho Theatre.
In 2014, Omielan was invited to perform for ten nights as part of the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival. The show then continued to have a week run in the London West End at the Leicester Square Theatre. Omielan is known for her empowering 'party' atmosphere genre of comedy.Her follow-up show Am I Right Ladies?! has had a UK tour, received critical acclaim and five star reviews.In July 2015, Omielan used crowd funding website Indiegogo to self fund a DVD recording of Am I Right Ladies?! at the Bloomsbury Theatre, which she later uploaded to her YouTube channel, in February 2018.
On 20 November 2014, she appeared on the 99th episode of The Comedian's Comedian Podcast with Stuart Goldsmith.
In 2015, she toured Australia and performed as part of the Comedy Gala. A 4-minute clip where Omielan discuses the 'Thigh Gap' went viral and has since amassed over 30 million views on Facebook.
In 2017 the BBC produced a TV version of her What Would Beyonce Do?! show, shown as a special on Valentine's Day on BBC Three, and later on BBC One.
Autumn 2018 she adapted her live Edinburgh Fringe stage show, Politics for Bitches, into six 30 minute episodes for the BBC. Via a part documentary, part stand-up gig format, Omielan, explores a few of the socioeconomic and political issues facing young adults in the UK today.
These acts will be joined by Top pro comic and one of the UK's finest Dan Nightingale and your Mc's The Cheeky Blinders