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 may even mention one of the biggest mistakes of his life when last year he agreed to appear on the reality TV show “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here”.
Saleh 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.
As a stand-up he’s performed at Festivals all around the world including Edinburgh, and has won numerous awards, including an ARIA for his DVD Live and Uncensored.
This year, for the first time in history, he’s promising to appear in high definition 3D (glasses not provided though).
During Horizon, Akmal can be seen at his show Akmal - Transparent on Friday 25 August at The Shed, Downunder Drive, Palmview.