AWARD-WINNING comedian Omid Djalili will be coming to Hereford as continues his rescheduled UK Tour.

British-Iranian actor and comedian Omid Djalili will be at the Courtyard in Edgar Street as part of his The Good Times Tour, which began in July and now extended through 2022.

Well-loved for his stand-up shows, Omid’s performances are famed for their piercing wit – with routines that range from the provocative to the silly.

Omid’s stand-up is always highly energetic, incredibly passionate and above all supremely entertaining, promoters Bound and Gagged Comedy said.

With a career in comedy spanning across three decades, Omid Djalili's renowned performances on stage and screen have won him fans and accolades all over the world, in The Good Times Tour Omid will wax lyrical about life, the universe, and the unfathomable world in which we find ourselves.

A firm favourite at the Edinburgh Festival, Omid's stand-up awards include the Time Out Award for Best Stand Up and the EMMA Award. He's also been a nominee for a Perrier Award and the South Bank Award.

Omid was also awarded a Best Actor award at the Turin Film Festival for his lead performance in The Infidel. His credits range from Hollywood to television, the West End Stage to his critically acclaimed performance as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof.

Omid’s drama, Letter For The King was on Netflix and the second series of His Dark Materials aired on the BBC.

He is also the host of ITV quiz show Winning Combination, which aired in November 2020.

He will perform at the Courtyard on Saturday, October 30, with tickets now on sale.

They can be bought on the Courtyard's website, and are priced at £27.

Summing up the new show, he said: "It’s difficult to answer that because I have a few surprises up my sleeve.

"But the main thrust of it is that it’s a celebration of stand- up comedy, and the joy of coming together as a way of catching up on fun we’ve missed out on.

"I remember having a conversation with one of the producers of the Royal Variety Performance who said more often than not he found someone on stage all by themselves doing stand-up comedy more powerful and magical than a highly entertaining musical number with 60 people dancing around on stage.

"A stand-up can conjure up 1,000 images because your mind is working while you’re listening. So basically my new show is a thousand images in an hour and a half."

Omid Djalili played two gigs in Hereford in 2014 as part of the fundraising efforts to save the now-defunct Hereford United.