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Omar Badaway

SO YOU THINK YOU’RE FUNNY WINNER 2021

CHORTLE BEST NEWCOMER NOMINEE 2022

CHORTLE STUDENT COMEDY AWARD FINALIST 2021

Originally from Egypt, Omar started stand up in 2019 and, in his first year (+global pandemic), went on to win the prestigious 'So You Think You're Funny' award at the Edinburgh Fringe. He talks about his encounters with strange school friends, football fans and EDL-badge-wearing bouncers, providing unique insight from a childhood moving from Egypt to Wales to Cambridge.

"Omar Badawy […] is already a consummate pro. He discusses the Muslim stereotypes he had to deal with on moving from Egypt to Wales with originality and dry wit. The slick routine boasts distinctive jokes and is delivered with a winning poise and calmness." – Steve Bennett, Chortle.