Akmal Saleh

Hysterical Comedian and Radio Host

Akmal Saleh is a seasoned comic performer. Well known for his stand up comedy, he is also a familiar face on television and in movies, and a regular radio talk show host. Akmal has written movie scripts and is a published author.

Australia’s only Arab comedian, Akmal makes light of controversial topics in a offensive way. He is able to walk on stage and instantly have the audience eating out the palm of his hand.

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Akmal's popularity has increased considerably over the last 10 years due to his regular appearances on national television shows such as Rove, The Glasshouse and Thank God You're Here. As a result, Akmal has toured the country with numerous sell out tours including his Hoot and Gullible tours.

Akmal wrote and starred in All Aussies are Boofta, a sketch comedy show which enjoyed three successful seasons and critical acclaim at the legendary Harold Park Hotel, The Parramatta Riverside Theatre and The Harbourside Brasserie.

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

Akmal wrote and starred in the feature film You Can't Stop the Murders to critical acclaim and also the cult hit tv show The 40 Foot Show. As a result of this he hosted the popular The Wrong Way Home drive radio show on the Nova network. The show achieved the station’s highest ever drive ratings. When his passion for stand up comedy got too much, Akmal 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 subsequently achieved platinum status in Australia.

Akmal Saleh has been nominated for numerous awards including Two Australian Comedy Awards, two Helpmann Awards (for excellence in live performance) and an ARIA award (Australian Recording Industry Awards) for his DVD, Live and Uncensored.

Client testimonials

All we can say is Wow!

Gold Crest Security (NSW) Pty Ltd

Saleh's acutely observed look at life in the low-income, new Australian bracket was a hilarious delight, charmed the socks off the crowd.

Telegraph Mirror

Sydney comedian Akmal Saleh stole the show with his rapid blast of outrageous lines receiving the most applause of the night.

Adelaide Advertiser