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Right now, the Iranian Djalili is probably one of the most subversive, let alone funniest, comedians around...

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...

The Shawshank Redemption

From a hugely successful run in the West-End, Omid Djalili stars in THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION at the Edinburgh Festival this August.

Inside Shawshank you have two options - get busy living or get busy dying. This witty and poignant new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic tale of death and life in a men’s prison is set to be the theatre highlight of this year’s Fringe. Omid Djalili heads a powerful cast in a timeless story of hope and triumph over adversity. Written by Owen O’Neill and Dave Johns. Directed by Lucy Pitman-Wallace. ‘Outside I was as straight as they come. I had to spend time in Shawshank to become a crook’ (Andy Dufresne).

SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION will run at the Edinburgh Festival AUG 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 at The Assembly Rooms, Music Hall starting at 16:50. Get tickets here

Omid will play the character of Red in a new stage production of The Shawshank Redemption. Red was played by Morgan Freeman in the 1994 film version.




OMID DJALILI LIVE@EDINBURGH: A firm favourite at the Edinburgh Festival with his legendary performances, Omid’s stand-up awards include the Time Out Award for Best Stand Up, the EMMA Award and was a South Bank Award nominee, as well as being a Perrier Award nominee. Omids live shows will run at the festival throughout August.

Watch out for the preview shows in London at the Leicester Square Theatre. Book early to avoid disappointment.

OMID DJALILI LIVE - Edinburgh Preview Shows at the Leicester Square Theatre, London will run: 5, 12, 13, 19 July. Tickets available from the box office here.

OMID DJALILI LIVE will run at the Edinburgh Festival: AUG 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 at The Assembly Rooms, Music Hall starting at 20:40. Get tickets here










Omid Djalili is simply magnificent DAILY MAIL Hilarious and painfully funny, Omid Djalili is unmissable THE INDEPENDENT By far the most entertaining comedy night THE TIMES Djalili blows you away with a blizzard of gags THE OBSERVER Cult favourite THE TIMES He's back! One of Britain's best loved comedians, the multi award-winning British-Iranian, Omid Djalili takes on the world in a brand new sensational stand up show. Undertaking a huge sell-out tour across the UK, Live in London captures Omid at his very best, recorded live at the celebrated home of comedy - the Hammersmith Apollo.


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After breaking all box office records at the Edinburgh Festival and then going on a forty date sell-out tour across the UK, this is Omid's final show, recorded live at The London Palladium captured in all its glory.


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Some of Omid's best mates on his West End show...

UP AND COMING SHOWS (See Events for more details)

5, 12, 13, 19 July Leicester Square Theatre London

Saturday 6 July
Bristol Comedy Garden Bristol

Sunday 14 July Brixton Jamm London

Thursday 18 July Ealing Comedy Festival London

Sunday 21 July The Levity Festival Peterborough

Saturday 27 July
Opera House Blackpool

Sunday 28 July Funny in Falkirk Falkirk

August Omid Djalili Live @ Edinburgh Festival Edinburgh

August Omid Djalili SHAWSHANK @ Edinburgh Festival Edinburgh

OMID DJALILI is an actor/comedian who spends most of his time trying to keep his weight down by yoyo dieting and playing football in West London still hoping to get spotted by Brentford Football Club.

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