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Omid Djalili

Actor

“In a way, it's a political statement just to be a funny person from Iran because people's expectations in this country are so low. But you can't be too earnest about it. In the show, I say, 'All I've ever wanted to do is bring world peace through my stand-up' - at which point, the audience bursts into applause - 'so now that I've done that, I'm happy to do other things!'”