Award-winning, British-Iranian, acclaimed actor/comedian, Omid Djalili, will be bringing his show, The Good Times Tour, to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August this year. On the road since July 2021 (although I hope Omid has managed a day off now and again) , he has conquered the hearts of his audience one by one, and continues to impress with his humorous, political, and pertinent performance. Get ready for a moment of pure fun and entertainment!
And it could not come soon enough for Omid – after experimenting with a Zoom gig where he got muted by 639 people and a drive-in gig where he witnessed an audience member get out his car, attach a hose pipe to his exhaust and feed it through the window; multi award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is now where he belongs, on a stage and bringing back the Good Times.
Well-loved for his legendary stand-up shows, Omid’s performances are famed for their piercing wit – with routines that range from the provocative to the silly. Omid’s stand-up is always highly energetic, incredibly passionate and above all supremely entertaining.
With a career in comedy spanning across three decades, Omid Djalili’s renowned performances on stage and screen have won him fans and accolades all over the world, in The Good Times Tour Omid will wax lyrical about life, the universe, and the unfathomable world in which we find ourselves. I first became familiar with Omids work from his cinema work, such as 1999’s The Mummy, the Lock Stock TV, show, and Tony Scott’s Spy Game to name just a few of the times ive seen Omid doing his thing on screen. Im definitely a fan! With over 80 on screen credits to date, the guy is busy busy busy!
This year, Omid will have the honour to host the much-awaited celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, in the privacy of Windsor Castle, alongside a formidable cast of 1,300 people, that includes Tom Cruise, Alan Titchmarsh and Dame Helen Mirren.
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. His credits range from Hollywood to television, the West End Stage to his critically acclaimed performance as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof.
Omid Djalili: The Good Times Tour
Dates:4th – 20th August 2022 (not 15th)
Venue:The Stand’s New Town Theatre – Grand Hall Freemasons’ Hall, Edinburgh EH2 3DH
Ticket Prices:£12 (preview), 5th – 6th £19.50 (£17.50 conc), 8th – 11th £17 (£15 conc), 12th – 13th £19.50 (£17.50 conc), 14th – 18th £17 (£15 conc), 19th – 20th £19.50 (£17.50 conc)