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Wednesday 30 May 2007
What you missed at last week's Comedy @ Kingsmeadow

On Friday 25 May, at Kingsmeadow Live, one of the country?s top stand-up comedians made a surprise appearance and had the audience in hysterics, receiving a standing ovation for his performance.

Omid Djalili, a British-Iranian comedian/actor, came to the Fans? Stadium without any previous announcement, to test material for his forthcoming TV series.

Omid, who has received numerous accolades for his stand-up act , has also had major roles in films including ?The Mummy?, ?Gladiator?, ?Spy Game?, ?Modigliani? and ?The World of Tomorrow?.

Ivor Heller, the Dons? commercial director, started the evening?s proceedings by introducing the show?s compere, Juliet Myers, and supporting act, Dylan Brey. Both performed very well and built up the atmosphere, before Omid went on stage. Omid?s politically incorrect act included side-splitting jokes about his native Iran and its political stance, celebrities and, most importantly of all, football.

To top off the evening, the final act, Steve Best, took to the stage with inventive comedy combining quickfire jokes with clowning which had shades of Tommy Cooper.

After another hugely successful show, AFC Wimbledon Chief Executive Erik Samuelson, said, ?we always get a very good show here, but having the sort of reputation that attracts a big star like Omid to try out his new material is a fantastic boost for the club and shows how well we are regarded.

?What?s really nice is people can come and experience a great comedy show and, once in a while, out of the blue, watch a star perform.?

Keep an eye out for Omid?s TV series and, of course, future comedy at Kingsmeadow Live.