Omid’s tongue-twister tour to stop by in Tring

Omid Djalili
Omid Djalili

Tring’s Court Theatre is among the latest venues to be added to well-known TV comic Omid Djalili’s new touring show, the tongue-twisting ‘Iranalamadingdong’.

Omid, known for hilarious jokes and impressions based on his Iranian background on popular panel shows such as Mock TheWeek and Have I Got News For You, as well as stand-up on Live At The Apollo, will visit the town for one night only on September 29.

The British-born funnyman has also played Fagin in the West End version of Oliver! and has several film credits including Sex and the City 2.

His latest comedy tour follows from his hugely successful spring run of Omid Djalili Live on top of performances in New York, LA, San Francisco and Washington DC last year.

The new show will see Omid discuss themes of overcoming your fears,, the perils of celebrity and getting older, and importantly, relationships.

Omid said: “I think I’ve maybe come to understand the secret to relationships now. I know when a woman gets married, she has to learn to forgive her man from day one, because men are idiots.

“Before they become conscious human beings, that is. They can take years doing the wrong thing before they learn to adjust their behaviour.

“So women need patience, forgiveness and a voice to articulate what the man is doing that is wrong in a way a man can hear – otherwise it’s over.”

Speaking of his love for performing stand-up, the 48 year old added: “I’ve done lots of different things and enjoyed them but stand-up, when it goes well – and it often doesn’t – is definitely a love.

“There’s something deeply satisfying about a good gig. I’m not often happy with myself as an actor. I get upset when I see myself acting on screen, mostly because of the way I look.

“But as a stand-up it’s always a bonus if you look heavy or awkward or damaged. In my case it helps, in fact.”

Visit www.courttheatre.co.uk for tickets to see more of the comic’s outrageously funny observations.

Omid’s isn’t the only famous funny face to grace the Court Theatre over the next few months – character-comic Lee Nelson visits the venue on September 30, while Dara O’Briain and Stephen K Amos perform on October 3 and 12 respectively. Looking ahead to December 11,the distinctive Russell Kane will also be stopping by for a one-night gig.

Visit www.get-stuffed.biz for more information.