Comedian Omid Djalili returns to Potters Bar

PUBLISHED: 12:18 06 November 2017 | UPDATED: 12:18 06 November 2017

Omid Djalili

Omid Djalili

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Comedian Omid Djalili brings his Schmuck for a Night tour back to Hertfordshire this month.

The stand-up star and actor will be appearing at the Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar on Wednesday, November 15, with another county show at the Rhodes Theatre in Bishop’s Stortford on Friday, November 24.

Omid will pay another visit to the county on Friday, December 8 when he makes an appearance at a sold-out Hertford Theatre.

Of trying to make sense of the world around him in Schmuck For a Night, Omid said: “It’ll be so current sometimes audiences won’t laugh until they get home and turn on the TV.”

The award-winning British-Iranian comedian’s credits range from Hollywood movies and television to live productions on the West End stage.

He has appeared on UK and US TV, and starred in films such as the Golden Globe and Oscar nominated Shaun the Sheep Movie, Mr Nice, Gladiator, Sex And The City 2, The Mummy and The Infidel.

Last year Omid also filmed scenes for The Nutcracker, in his role Cavalier. Also starring Morgan Freeman and Keira Knightley, Disney’s new live-action production is set for release in 2018.

Immediately after finishing the first leg of his massive 110-date Schmuck For a Night tour in May, Omid launched straight into preparation for the lead role of Tevye in Chichester Theatre Festival’s Fiddler on the Roof.

On TV, Omid has been most recently seen in the BBC Four series Going Forward with Jo Brand, as well as making appearances in Dickensian for BBC One and Stan Lee’s Lucky Man for Sky 1.

Of his current stand-up show, Omid said: “I like the word ‘schmuck’. It means ‘fool’ or buffoon.

“You have to be a schmuck to do comedy in today’s climate.

“I’m embracing the schmuck in me to take on the big issues of our day.”

• For more on Omid Djalili: Schmuck for a Night, visit www.omiddjalili.com

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