“Astoundingly slick. Unquestioningly an utterly superb comedian…relentlessly hilarious…charismatic, adept, and very suave”
An award-winning comedian who sold-out his Melbourne and Sydney Fringe Festival debut seasons, Khaled Khalafalla’s stage presence belies his less than three years’ experience on the comedy circuit. Khaled’s at times abrasive style of comedy has already seen him perform alongside the likes of Arj Barker and Fiona O’Loughlin in venues across the country: from Melbourne’s Town Hall to Sydney’s Allphones Arena.
Having lived in 11 cities across three countries, the 23-year-old Australian Egyptian’s fresh, intelligent social commentary is a welcome addition to the comedy scene.
Khaled was a presenter for ABC3’s Studio 3, and established Australia’s first non-alcoholic comedy room, Shisha Comedy, in both Melbourne and Sydney. Khaled’s stand-up comedy was filmed for an SBS television series, Stand Up at Bella Union- which aired in early 2014.
“If there’s one act from this year who is going to go on to become a huge mainstream star, it’s Khalafalla.”
“Exemplary performance skills; confident, animated and cheeky.”
Khaled Khalafalla won best of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2013, was National winner of the Green Faces comedy competition in 2012, National runner-up of RAW in 2011, and has been dubbed the next “huge mainstream star” by the Age.
2013 saw Khaled perform at all the major venues and comedy festivals around Australia, culminating in his debut performance at New York Comedy Festival. He performed his show, Fresh, across all the major Australian comedy festivals in 2014, headed off to the Middle East in August with 5 international comedians as a part of the “United Nations Of Comedy” tour, and was hand-picked by the acclaimed Just For Laughs to perform on their Stand Up Series showcase, filmed and aired on the Comedy Channel. His 2015 Festival show Happy received unanimous critical acclaim.
2012 – National Winner- Greenfaces National Comedy Competition
2012 – Comedy Bites- Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2011 – National Runner-Up, Triple J’s RAW Comedy- Melbourne International Comedy Festival
For more information or to book Khaled, please contact Julie Lawless: Julie@andrewtaylormanagement.com