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Laugh Train Home - Edinburgh Previews: Omid Djalili, Adam Hess
Omid Djalili (Work in Progress)
Legendary festival favourite, stand-up comedian, film and television star Omid Djalili returns for eight shows only. Intelligent, sometimes provocative and always entertaining. His stand-up is a hugely energetic and captivating comedy masterclass. Multi award-winner and as seen in Mamma Mia 2 and on Celebrity Apprentice. Soon to be seen in His Dark Materials. 'Did someone say national treasure?' (Metro). 'One of the most joyfully smart, stimulating and entertaining comedians this country has' (Telegraph). 'Belly laughs with a subtle blend of mainstream gags and subversive twinkle' (Sunday Times).
Adam Hess: My Grandad Has a Fringe (Preview)
The star of Tonight at the Palladium (ITV), Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and Live from the BBC is back with, without doubt, his funniest show yet. Expect a lot of good stand-up comedy and also a story about getting stuck in a lift for 25 hours. Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee. 'For high quality gags per minute there is no better comedian on the Fringe' **** (Independent). 'A breathless race through some of the Fringe's strongest punchlines' **** (Skinny).
Every year, thousands of comics bring comedy shows to the internationally known Edinburgh Fringe Festival. But those shows need to be tweaked and refined, honed and perfected...and that's happening at Laugh Train Home. Don't miss this behind-the-scenes unique opportunity to see these Work in Progress shows. This is how live stand-up comedy is put together.
Disclaimer: Please note, because comedians are real life people, and famous, occasionally lineups are subject to last-minute changes. Updates always at twitter @laughtrainhome
One of Britain's freshest and most original comics, this British-born Iranian hams the accent and underlines the cliches before pulling the Persian rug from under the audience. With a career in comedy spanning across three decades, Omid Djalili's legendary performances on stage and screen have won him fans and plaudits the world over.
Renowned for his razor sharp wit, boundless energy and expertly crafted cultural observations, his original material continues to explore the diversity of modern Britain and he remains one of the most exciting entertainers on the circuit.
A firm favourite at the Edinburgh Festival, Omid's stand-up awards include the Time Out Award for Best Stand Up and the EMMA Award. He's also been a nominee for a Perrier Award and the South Bank Award. Omid was also awarded a Best Actor award at the Turin Film Festival for his lead performance in The Infidel.
'To carve yourself out a career as the thinking person's Iranian comedian in this political climate takes a fine brain and a masterful way with the audience. There is no question that Omid Djalili possesses both... Belly laughs with a subtle blend of mainstream gags and subversive twinkle' (The Sunday Times)
Omid Djalili was named in Ents24's top 10 hardest-working comedians 2017.
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He has been nominated for an Edinburgh Comedy Award (2015) Chortle Best Circuit Comedian and Chortle Best Newcomer and was a staff-writer on Russell Howard’s Good News. He has appeared on ITV's Tonight at the London Palladium, Live From The BBC, The Chris Ramsey Show, Elevenish, Count Arthur Strong, Australia’s ‘Comedy Up Late’.
‘For good quality gags per minute, there is no better comedian’ **** The Independent
‘Relentlessly entertaining, full of beautiful imagery’ **** Time Out
‘One of the most out and out hilarious shows on the fringe’ **** 1/2 Chortle
‘I’ve seen few shows that are funnier’ **** The Times
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