AKMAL! A true pleasure to have on of Australia’s favourite comedians in the intimate Happy Endings Comedy Club.
You’ve seen him in Movies, Sketch, Stand-Up, TV appearances, radio DJ and talk show host, improvisation and a published author, Akmal is one of Australia’s most respected, successful and accomplished comics, come watch him knock out some brand new material for your laughing pleasure.
Akmal has a fascinating past. Originally immigrating to Australia from Egypt with his family nearly 30 years ago. He sums it up in his own inimitable style – “My parents didn’t tell us where we were going. We thought it was two hours away. Twenty hours later, we got off a plane and we were on another planet”. This, and many other bizarre incidents dot Akmal’s life – suggesting a career in stand-up comedy was pre-ordained, either that or he should have been committed early on
He has appeared at Festivals all around the world including Adelaide Fringe Comedy Festival and Melbourne Comedy Festivals, Montreal ‘Just For Laughs’ Festival, Vancouver Comedy Festival, New Zealand Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Akmal’s strength is his stream-of-consciousness ramblings and his interaction with the audience” The Age, Melbourne
“The Egyptian – born Saleh has a quick wit and extremely warm persona on stage, his informal banter with the audience makes you feel immediately at ease.” Sydney Morning Herald
“Saleh’s acutely observed look at life in the low-income, new Australian bracket was a hilarious delight, charmed the socks off the crowd.” Telegraph Mirror
“(Akmal) is an explosion of laughter and entertainment.” Telegraph Mirror
The pace of skits is furious and the element of surprise great” Sydney Morning Herald
“People were rocking back & forth, holding in their stomachs and shouting out with laughter” The Advertiser
With Umit Bali With an exhilarating collection of oddball characters and anecdotes, Umit is one of Sydney’s most entertaining new comedians. “Packed with fast-paced humour and slices of life that are often just plain tragic, Bali’s high-energy stage presence is as entertaining as it is inspiring” – The West Austr
And Julia Wilson, described by many as the toughest woman in comedy, Julia tours the world with her dubious morals, having plenty of seriously dangerous fun along the way!
Whether it’s being bitten by a lion, stalked by a hippo, getting burnt by a burning hot gun cartridge, or being accosted by an armed hold up convict, Julia has aquired plenty of scars, and certainly isn’t afraid to share them with you! Julia doesn’t just take to the stage, she owns it. Her unique style of storytelling is delivered with such honesty and at a blisteringly energising pace that a shirt full of sore ribs is guaranteed!
Julia has headlined comedy events all over the world, thrilling audiences in Britain, Australia, South Africa, Croatia, Germany and Canada with her dynamic, gutsy performances on stage, tv, radio and film.
“Wilson is as tough as a sack full of nails… takes you on a taste defying ride you won’t forget in a hurry.” – Drum Media, Australia
“Laughter rips through her audiences like wildfire”- ComedyLive, Australia
“Her gags are fired off faster than snakebites in a mongoose cage…There’s nothing like laughing at other people’s misfortunes, and no guilt if you can claim you were scared into it… Be warned.” –TNT Magazine, UK
“Brilliant” – Three Weeks, Scotland
PLUS THREE SPECIAL GUEST COMEDIANS