UK comedy sensation, OMID DJALILI, makes his Toronto stand-up debut following a sold out international tour with "SHMUCK FOR A NIGHT," a newly added, special JFL42 show, Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Toronto's Winter Garden Theatre

TORONTO, Aug. 3, 2016 /CNW/ -  International comedy sensation, OMID DJALILI, makes his Toronto stand-up debut after a sold out UK and International Tour with his newest show, "SCHMUCK FOR A NIGHT," for one night only, Saturday, September 24th at 8:00 pm at Toronto's Winter Garden Theatre (189 Yonge St.).  Tickets are $25.00, $35.00 and $45.00 (plus applicable service charges) and are available now at or by calling 1-855-622-2787.

The newly announced Omid Djalili show, will be a specially added "JFL42" event, sponsored by SwissVBS, and billed as "ACT 43" in the fifth annual Festival taking the stage across Toronto from September 22 to October 1.

The award-winning British-Iranian stand-up and an acclaimed actor (The Infidel, Gladiator, The Mummy, Shaun the Sheep Movie and TV's Whoopi) is a brilliant, sometimes provocative and always hugely entertaining performer that puts political correctness aside to deliver big belly laughs.

One of Britain's freshest and most original comics, Omid Djalili hams up the accents and underlines the clichés before pulling the Persian rug out from under the audience. With a career in comedy spanning across three decades, including two Royal Variety Show gala appearances in the presence of HRH Prince Charles and family, multiple appearances in Montreal with JFL, and a 2003 Gemini Award nomination for "Best Individual Performance in a Comedy Program or Series" for his appearance in a Just For Laughs television special, Omid Djalili's legendary performances on stage and screen have won him fans and plaudits the world over.  

Omid Djalili is being presented in Toronto by SwissVBS in celebration of its 15-year anniversary.  SwissVBS creates digital learning solutions for some of the world's most renowned companies.  Visit


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For further information: For all press enquiries, hi-res photographs, or to arrange interviews or coverage of the show, contact: NORMAN ZAGIER-Press Representative,, 416-333-5665

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