Self-professed ‘Bogan Muslim’ and multi-award winning comedian Umar Azad has conquered the WA comedy scene and is swiftly becoming one of brightest stars in Australian comedy. Born in London and raised in Perth, the Pakistani comedian’s unique perspective on identity, culture and diversity sets him apart from other acts.
Umar’s debut solo show, Halal? Is it Meat You’re Looking For, sold out at FRINGE WORLD and Perth International Comedy Festivals, earning him critical acclaim and the 2019 Best Comedy (WA) Award. The two-time state finalist in Australia’s most prestigious comedy competition, triple j’s RAW was named the Laugh Resort Newcomer of the Year when he started out in 2016. He is a regular on the Australian comedy circuit where he performs at the hottest gigs in the country, including Perth’s foremost comedy club The Comedy Lounge and Sydney’s Comedy Store.
The multi-talented writer & performer’s talents also extend beyond the stage. With a writing talent and distinctive viewpoint that’s already seen Umar develop his own television series with Screenwest, aptly named Bogan Muslim. His observational storytelling comedic style is relatable to all audiences, no matter their age, gender or culture. Umar says, “I love performing on stage to crowds all over Australia. Looking forward to developing and writing my first TV show this year. I can’t wait to bring my story and brand of comedy to the small screen.”
Umar’s charismatic and cheeky attitude will have you completely enthralled. He is quickly rising to the top of the Australian comedy and entertainment scene with his sights set on bigger things to come!
Hilarious… an hour of non-stop laughs and compelling storytelling… guaranteed to sell out – fast!★★★★ ½ Perth Happenings
This award-winning hour of stand-up offers humorous insights into Azad’s experiences as an East London-born, Perth-raised Pakistani growing up between two cultures as a self-proclaimed ‘Bogan Muslim’FringeFeed