Akmal Saleh

Akmal Saleh

A seasoned comic with an ever growing profile, Akmal has toured nationally with Jimeon, Ben Elton, Steady Eddy, The Amazing Jonathon, the Umbilical Brothers and has supported Steven Wright on two of his Australian tours.

Being of Arab heritage, his comedy touches on the issues such as Jesus, September 11 and hysterical looks at modern day life in Australia.

Akmal's show "HOOT" enjoyed a successful run at the 1996 Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festivals and was subsequently invited to appear at the Gided Balloon in the 1996 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Akmal's new show 'Gullible' premiered at the 2004 Melbourne International Comedy Festival where it sold out every performance.

Akmal has written and performed sketches for SBS ("Insight") which culminated in his own TV series 'The 50 Foot Show", which aired on the comedy channel in Australia and New Zealand. He has appeared as a comic actor in Channel Nine's "Just Kidding" and was the lead role in the cult film 'You Can't Stop the Murders' released in 2002 and has performed as a main character in the Murray Wheelan TV movie series for the Seven Network.

Akmal is also sought after in the Radio Industry. He has MC'ed for radio National's "Stand Up Sydney" He has written freelance for both 2MMM and 2 Day FM (Sydney) and is now a regular guest on the JJJ breakfast show with Wil Anderson and Adam Spencer.

He has the uncanny gift to walk on stage and instantly have the audience eating out the palm of his hand.

Akmal's TV Appearances include:

"Insight" SBS writer/performer commissioned sketches on a regular basis
"Sex Guy's & Vide Tape" with Elle McFeast - ABC TV, "Just Kidding" - Nine Network
"Steady Eddy & Friends" Prime TV, "What's So Funny" ABC TV, Tonight Live with Steve Vizard - five appearances - Seven Network, "A Current Affair" Nine Network, "Vox Populi" SBS TV, "Hey Hey It's Saturday" Nine Network, BBC - UK (1996 during Edinburgh Festival), Comedy Channel - Headliners – Foxtel, Sky Channel (United Kingdom) in conjunction with Jongleurs Comedy Club, London, The Footy Show - Nine Network, 110% with Tony Squires - Seven Network, ROVE LIVE - Ten Network, The Glasshouse,- ABC TV, Oddfellows New Zealand Comedy Festival Gala, Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala


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