Omar Hamdi: In the Valleys of the Kings

The welsh-Egyptian storms the show.

Omar Hamdi: In the Valleys of the Kings

Omar Hamdi is a comedian I can only describe as flamboyantly funny. His show, In the Valleys of the Kings, is a must see. The main theme I gathered from the show was men and masculinity. It also examined the differences of masculinity through different generations.

He describes the difference in culture and tries to un-cover the mystery of his father's recent message to him.

Religious jokes are always the hardest to do. Audiences may not be receptive to it, and leave the room in an awkward silence, but Omar doesn't shy away from that subject. He managed to touch on religions in a respectable way and still make everyone laugh. He even made a few ISIS and terrorist jokes which were entertaining.

He emphasised on how important it is for young boys to have fathers so they can have a role model to follow.

He took the time to make some valuable points. He really hit the nail on the head with the importance of male role models and how it can easily influence men at a young age. Although he can be funny, he's shown that he's capable of saying some inspiring truth which I believe should be shared to the rest of society.

If you want to see what all the fuss is about he's on, at the Assembly, George Street Studios, from Aug 11-30, 22:20

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Idriss Assoumanou

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Idriss is a Film Maker and photographer based in Birmingham. He has directed and produced many films over the years and has mentored a lot of people on their first journey into film making. He likes to write articles based on art and creativity, like his industry 'how to…' guides, where he explains and shares his experiences in film making and other areas. He also films and edits professional showreel scenes for actors to add to their portofio.

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