Date & time
Friday 20th October 2023
Known for his incredible ability to deal with hot topics in a hilarious and slightly offensive way, Akmal promises this year to deliver a show that is punctual and jam-packed with words, some of which he will be using for the first time.
One of Australia's most respected and accomplished comics, Akmal draws on his Arabic heritage, his experiences immigrating to Australia at the age of 11, and his disillusionment with religion and the modern world to deliver a stand-up show that is fresh, honest and ridiculously funny.
Akmal entered the world of comedy in 1990 under the alias Peter Saleh ("so people would think I was white", he says). Since then he's performed in movies, on TV and as a regular radio and talk show host, and has written a book about his journey from Egypt and his life as an Arab on the Australian comedy circuit. His memorable appearance on Selling Houses Australia still attracts thousands of views and whatever you do don't ask Akmal if he has sold his house yet!
As a stand-up, he's performed at Festivals all around the world including Edinburgh, Montreal & The Melbourne International Comedy Festival and has won numerous awards, including two ARIA nominations for his live specials. Akmal can be heard as the voice of Seth in the brand new Disney + animated movie - Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again.
"Random, improvised and hilarious"
"No one wanted the show to stop, he seemed to own the stage"
Sydney Morning Herald
Doors: 7:30 pm
Start: 8:00 pm
165 Duringan St, Currumbin QLD 4223, Australia
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Destination Gold Coast acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout Southeast Queensland.