Currently appearing in front of thousands as the hand-picked support act for Russell Kane on his national tour, Omar Hamdi is known across the country as one of the hardest-working and distinctive rising stars of UK comedy. He has previously appeared as tour support for Ava Vidal (star of Mock the Week and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow)
As a high-energy, affable Welsh-Egyptian comic, Omar combines up-to-the-minute topical and political material with a mainstream appeal. His act is gag-driven and relatable, yet individual and nuanced.
Omar can currently be seen in London and around the UK previewing his debut show for this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. He regularly headlines independent clubs, as well as appearing at the biggest venues in the country such as The Comedy Store, The Glee and Highlight.
As a presenter he has hosted corporate events for Ernst & Young, Oxfam and the British Heart Foundation, amongst others.
“‘Just what the comedy scene has been crying out for…seductive charm and commanding presence; a Welsh-Egyptian funnyman who's going places with a mixture of streetwise observational humour and shrewd passing insights into the confusions of British multiculturalism’” Dominic Cavendish, The Daily Telegraph
“‘Extremely professional…I would not be surprised to see him on Live at the Apollo” Kettle Mag
“"Smashed it like a ceramic plate, every night of the tour"” Russell Kane