The 2016 Masterclass season kicked off with the award-winning stand-up comedian, actor and writer Omid Djalili.

About Omid

British-born Iranian comic and actor Omid Djalili’s legendary performances on stage and screen have won him plaudits the world over. 

He has appeared on numerous television shows in the UK and the US and has also acted in films such as Shaun The Sheep Movie, Mr. Nice, Pirates of the Caribbean, Gladiator, Sex and The City 2, Notting Hill, The Infidel and was Executive Producer on We Are Many.

Omid’s stand-up awards include; ’Time Out Award’ - for Best Stand Up, the ‘EMMA Award’ and was a ‘South Bank Award' nominee as well as being a ‘Perrier Award’ nominee.
“One of the most joyfully smart, stimulating and entertaining comedians this country has.”
The Telegraph
“Hugely enjoyable”
Evening Standard

"Right now, the Iranian Djalili is probably one of the most subversive, let alone funniest, comedians around."
The Guardian

"To carve yourself out a career as the thinking person's Iranian comedian in this political climate takes a fine brain and a masterful way with the audience. There is no question that Omid Djalili possesses both" 
Sunday Times

“Confident, engaging, thoughtful show…did someone say National Treasure?”