“Astoundingly slick. Unquestioningly an utterly superb comedian…relentlessly hilarious…charismatic, adept, and very suave”
“Among a sea of comedians that flood the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Khaled Khalafalla stands out.”
An award-winning comedian who sold-out his Melbourne and Sydney Fringe Festival debut seasons, Khaled Khalafalla’s stage presence belies his relatively short time traversing 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 special was filmed for SBS’s television series, Stand Up at Bella Union.
“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 has since performed top-selling runs across the major Australian comedy festivals, headed off to the Middle East in August with 5 international comedians as a part of the televised United Nations Of Comedy tour, been hand-picked by the acclaimed Just For Laughs to perform on their Stand Up Series showcase (filmed for the Comedy Channel at the Sydney Opera House), and entertained our troops in the Middle East.
In his first acting role, Khaled has bagged a co-starring role in the feature film Ali’s Wedding, and is currently shooting alongside respected actors including Don Hany and Osamah Sami, and directed by multi-award winning director Jeffrey Walker (Modern Family, Banished).
“This man is raw. And when I say raw, I mean Eddie Murphy Raw – not newbie raw”
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 Heather Tyas: firstname.lastname@example.org