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Mo Omar

United Kingdom
Mo Omar
Mo Omar

Nominated Chortles 'Best Newcomer' 2018, Somali-born, Cardiff-raised and London Based, Mo Omar is a fast-rising talent with a unique perspective.

After Leicester Square New Comedian Of the Year 2017 competition, he has performed both nationally and internationally for the British Forces abroad in Bahrain, Romania, and even his native Somalia. Mo also writes and makes short-form videos for the new BBC Wales platform BBC Sesh.

Quotes:

a cheeky livewire of a performer who steamrollers into some potentially contentious areas with devil-may-care chutzpah if that Yiddish word isnt inappropriate for a lapsed Muslim who admits his former faith proving no match for the attractions of alcohol. Born in Somalia, Omar has a winningly irreverent attitude to sacred cows, with a fresh and feisty delivery that gives him a contemporary edge Chortle

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Awards & Credits

Pleasance Reserve 2019

Chortles Best Newcomer 2018 (Nominee)

Leicester Square NCOTY 2017 (Winner)

Amused Moose NCOTY 2017 (Semi-Finalist)

So You Think Youre Funny 2017 (Semi-Finalist)

Club Nights

Wedgewood Rooms, Trinity Theatre Tunbridge Wells, Bristol Uni, Gravesend,Kent Uni, Belfast Empire, 99 Comedy Club, Angel Comedy Club, Boat Show (CKP), Headliners Comedy Club, Top Secret Comedy Club, Outside the Box, Leadmill Comedy Club Sheffield, Bath Uni (for Mark Olver), Banana Cabaret, Hecklers Comedy Club

Specialty Nights

Damn Fine Comedy @ Soho Theatre (Rebecca Austin), British Forces Foundation in Romania, Somalia, and Bahrain

Festivals:

Comedy Central Live Festival (Brett Vincent), Nibley Festival, Y Not Festival, Shindig Festival

TV/Videos

BBC Sesh, Comedy Central (Modern Horror Stories)

Tour Support

Tez Ilyas, Tom Stade

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