Akmal Saleh


Akmal is one of Australia’s most respected successful and in demand comics. He displays an incredible ability to deal with hot topics in an hilarious and non-offensive way it’s an hysterical look at modern day life in Australia. From the brilliant performances on Thank God You’re Here to the world’s biggest comedy festivals his own radio show to penning and staring in the feature film
“You Can’t Stop the Murders”.

Hailing from Egypt 3 decades ago his shows are a brilliant blends of themes from religion to the observational life delivered in his one of a kind likeable style.

“The Egyptian – born Saleh has a quick wit and extremely warm persona on stage his informal banter with the audience makes you feel immediately at ease.”-
Sacha Molitorisz Sydney Morning Herald.

“Saleh’s acutely observed look at life in the low-income new Australian bracket was a hilarious delight charmed the socks off the crowd.” Frank Gauntlet Telegraph Mirror.

“An explosion of laughter and entertainment … set to revive your interest in Sydney’s Comedy scene”-
Katrina Creer Telegraph Mirror.

“The pace of skits is furious and the element of surprise great as all performers unveil their individual strengths.”-
Suzanne Mostyn Sydney Morning Herald.

2006 was a stellar year for Australia’s only Arab comedian. His popularity increased hugely due to his regular appearances on national shows such as Rove The Glass House and the #1 show of 2006 Thank God You’re Here. He’s also made an impression in the radio world he filled in for Merrick and Rosso’s breakfast show in early December and by Christmas was offered his own show. He hosted the NOVA drive show in Sydney and Melbourne with Cal Wilson.

“Akmal’s strength is his stream-of-consciousness ramblings and his interaction with the audience”- The Age Melbourne 2007

“Sydney comedian Akmal Saleh stole the show with his rapid blast of outrageous lines receiving the most applause of the night.”-
Patrick McDonald Adelaide Advertiser (Festival Gala Night)

“People were rocking back & forth holding in their stomachs and shouting out laughter”-
The Advertiser.


Onto hosting ‘The Wrong Way Home’ drive radio show on the Nova network. The show achieved the stations highest ever drive ratings. His passion for stand-up comedy got too much and he returned to the stage with his National sell out tour ‘Live and Uncensored’. He released this show as his first ever live DVD and it has subsequently achieved platinum status in Australia.

He has appeared at Festivals all around the world including Adelaide Fringe Festival Melbourne International Comedy Festival Vancouver Comedy Festival Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal New Zealand Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.