The Fabulous Omid Djalili on Good Times and the World

15 December, 2021


Djalili was inspired to go into comedy and acting by the 1971 film, Fiddler on the Roof, and in 2016 played Tevye, the Russian-Jewish patriarch, on stage in the UK (courtesy The Times).

British Iranian actor, comedian and podcast host Omid Djalili opens up about comedy, racism and his beauty secrets in this informal interview with TMR’s editor.



Jordan Elgrably is an American, French and Moroccan writer and translator whose stories and creative nonfiction have appeared in many anthologies and reviews, including Apulée, Salmagundi, and the Paris Review. Editor-in-chief and founder of The Markaz Review, he is the cofounder and former director of the Levantine Cultural Center/The Markaz in Los Angeles (2001–2020). He is the editor of Stories From the Center of the World: New Middle East Fiction (City Lights, 2024). Based in Montpellier, France and California, he tweets @JordanElgrably.

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