Edinburgh Comedy Nominees 2019
A veritable smorgasbord of comedy nominees (and the winner) for you to tuck into.
Comedian Omid Djalili returns to one of his earliest stage creations, an enthralling and hilarious storytelling piece recounting mystical experiences, astonishing claims, adventures and tragedies set against the backdrop of tumultuous expectation for a Promised One in Persia, 1844.
Omid portrays a rich diversity of tragic and comic characters in this revival to mark the bicentenary of the birth of the Prophet Founder of the Baha’i Faith.
A Strange Bit of History was first performed at the 1993 Edinburgh Festival, where it won the Spirit of the Fringe Award. Over the next four years it was performed 109 times in 12 different countries.
‘Funny… and extremely moving.’Belfast Telegraph
Omid Djalili is an actor and stand-up comedian. Theatre includes Fiddler on The Roof (Chichester) The Shawshank Redemption (Edinburgh), What the Butler Saw (Vaudeville Theatre) and Fagin in Oliver! (Theatre Royal Drury Lane). Television includes His Dark Materials, Going Forward, Lucky Man, Dickensian and two seasons of The Omid Djalili Show and on US network television One Night Stand HBO Special, Whoopi and The Paul Reiser Show.
Films include Gladiator, the Shaun the Sheep Movie, The Mummy, Sex and the City 2, The Infidel, Casanova, Mr Nice, Grow Your Own, and Spygame.