Pitching into the Middle East, Middle England and all points between, Omid Djalili flits from drunken Nigerians to undercover Anglicans, from Gordon Brown's Schooldays to Darts Players Wives with hilarious precision. Omid gives some TV favourites a middle-eastern makeover as Sheiks in the City, Middle Eastenders and Jihad's Army get the 'Look Eastwards' treatment. Closer to home he takes on Credit Crunch: The Opera and even Commuting - The Musical. And he also takes viewers hurtling back through time with his unique portrayal of historical heavyweights including Napoleon and Henry VIII.
one man not enough
- The Omid Djalili Show: Series 2 review by JD
I am racking my brain for a successful one man sketch and stand-up show. It is done in the 2 Ronnies style of alternating stage with prerecorded material, but the sketches have recurrent themes like Little Britain / Fast Show which I personally find wearing. I think Phil Cool did something like it with equal consequence. It is a shame because I think Omid is a brilliant stand up comedian(an average straight actor in my opinion) who warms an audience to him enough to get away with some fairly brutal humour. I was hoping for lots of this. There are definitely rays of brilliance but large mists of Little Britain like tedium.