Akmal Saleh

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Sydney, Australia 

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

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.

TV Appearances "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 "G.P." ABC TV "Vox Populi" SBS TV "Hey Hey It's Saturday" Nine Network – 3 appearances 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 – more than 10 appearances– ABC TV Oddfellows New Zealand Comedy Festival Gala Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala

  • Australian Blues Brothers Show
  • Brad Blaze
  • Brad Croft
  • Bustagroove
  • Daryl Braithwaite
  • Jimmy Barnes
  • Katie Noonan
  • Kisstroyer
  • Lady Luck
  • NICA
  • Nyssa Large
  • Red Alert
  • Wilbur Wilde

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