Friday 27 August 2021
Anyone who's experienced a live Akmal show knows the charmingly deranged energy this hilarious national treasure brings to the stage.
Now imagine Akmal cooped up for months inside his own house during lockdown – forced to stare at the wall muttering madly to himself, instead of into a mic. The thoughts swirling but never getting OUT. The unreleased funny building to a critical mass!
Thankfully, it is time for Akmal to explode onto stage once more and GOD ONLY KNOWS what crazy thoughts he's cooked up in confinement!
Pandemic's got you down? Akmal is the perfect cure. He's an ARIA-winning comic who has spent decades at the top of the Aussie comedy industry. He has the unique perspective of being born in Egypt and raised here from the age of 11.
He's also one of our funniest exports, having toured the world, including to the Edinburgh and Montreal International Comedy Festivals. He's a star of film and TV, notably one of the most reluctant guests on 'I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here' (he really did want to get out of there), as well as numerous radio appearances. He's an author and a poet (okay, not a poet), a beloved all-round performer – and it's going to be fun as he gets back to his stand-up comedy roots this festival season.
Akmal Saleh returns to the stage in 2021 – unhinged, unfiltered and unleashed!