Omid Djalili Speaker

Omid Djalili Keynote Speaker

  • Iranian-British Comedian, Actor, Writer and Television Presenter
  • Former Host - The Omid Djalili Show (2007 - 2009)
  • Host - Winning Combination

Omid Djalili's Biography

Omid Djalili is an Iranian-British comedian, actor, writer and television presenter. He is one of the UK’s most well-known personalities whose stand-up performances are always a hit with audiences. As a speaker, he is one of the UK’s most original and distinctive performers, sought-after for his wit and humour, which has enthralled and entertained global audiences for over three decades.

Since 2020, Omid has been the host of Winning Combination, the ITV quiz game show where contestants compete to win a grand prize, and he is poised to host Tonight with Omid, a BBC chat show that will air in English and Farsi on BBC Persia. He has been a guest panellist on shows such as Insert Name Here, Question Time, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, and Would I Lie To You? He previously hosted The Omid Djalili Show and was a guest presenter on Have I Got News for You.

Omid is perhaps most known for the comedic work that has seen him tour various countries, including Belgium, Sweden, Ireland, Canada and Australia. He has released three stand-up DVD’s Tour of Duty (2012), Live in London (2009), and No Agenda (2007) and his comedy is highly savoured in the United States, resulting in an HBO special.

As one of the UK’s top comedians, Omid has been featured in various media. His acting portfolio includes television roles in His Dark Materials, The Letter for the King, Celebrity Mastermind, Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel, Headcases, Live at the Apollo and Relic Hunter. As a film actor, he has appeared in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Shaun the Sheep Movie, Sex and the City 2, The Love Guru, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End and Notting Hill. Omid also lent his voice to the Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony and 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand video games.

Omid has received accolades for his work, including the One World Media Award, Spirit of the Fringe awards, Time Out award, EMMA Award, and LWT Comedy Award for Best Stand-up Comedian. He’s also been nominated for the Royal Television Society award, Perrier Award, Gemini award and South Bank Award for best comedy.

Omid is one of Britain’s most successful comedians. His Iranian heritage and upbringing give him a unique perspective that he shares through comedy. He is an accomplished speaker who regularly discusses various topics, including race, religion, culture and human interaction.

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Videos of Omid Djalili

Ideas Not Worth Spreading | TedSummit
Ideas Not Worth Spreading | TedSummit
Live at the Apollo Dead Parrot
Live at the Apollo Dead Parrot
Live in London
Live in London
Live At The Apollo
Live At The Apollo

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