‘Jody Kamali: Bristolian / Iranian’
Performed in various venues throughout 2009. Part Stand up / Part character comedy, this was my story of growing up with a Bristolian Mother and Iranian Father. It was an incredibly personal and a fantastic experience. The show was initially written for The Edinburgh Iranian Festival, which took place in february 2009 and it took off from there , becoming a hit amongst Iranian’s and mixed race people alike. I was even featured on BBC Persian, where my cousin in Tehran claimed he ‘spat out his pistachio nuts’ when he saw me in on TV in his living room.
The show was performed all over the UK in various theatres and Iranian Societies, finishing off with a week long run in London. The show was seen by Omid Djalli who said it was “Funny, warm and authentic” as well as Kayvan Novak from FoneJacker. It was also supported by Iranian / American comedian Maz Jobrani.