BBC New Comedy Award. Mo Omar. Copyright: BBC.

Mo Omar

BCG Features

Mo Omar interview

Sunday 4th October 2020

Stand-up comedian Mo Omar moved from Somalia to Cardiff as a child. In his storytelling for BBC Radio Wales, he examines all the ways in which he has become Welsh since he arrived in the UK. He explains more in this interview.


Press Clippings

Cambridge Comedy festival review

Mark Watson keeps head above water in washed-out Friday.

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 11th July 2021

First Night Funnies, Leicester Comedy Festival review

Uneven start to 2021's online gathering.

Veronica Lee, The Arts Desk, 8th February 2021

Leicester Comedy festival review

Felicity Ward and Tony Law star in the event's opening cabaret, First Night Funnies, with false starts and flat-out laughs.

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 4th February 2021

Acts announced for BBC stand up shows

Some of the acts have been revealed for the forthcoming six-part series, BBC Presents: Stand Up For Live Comedy. Shows will come from venues around the UK including London, Belfast, Glasgow and Bristol. The show will be released on BBC Three, with a repeat on BBC One the following week.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 15th September 2020

Edinburgh Unlocked audiobook to be released

Edinburgh Unlocked, an audiobook featuring Edinburgh Fringe performers, is to be released this August to help raise money for the festival.

British Comedy Guide, 13th July 2020

The refugee stand-up night

Coached by Tom Parry, the comedy collective No Direction Home are bucking stereotypes about refugees and migrants - and thriving online during lockdown

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 16th June 2020

Chortle Awards 2018 nominees

The nominees for the Chortle Awards 2018 have been announced. Mat Ewins, Hannah Gadsby, John Kearns and Joseph Morpurgo are up for Best Show.

British Comedy Guide, 7th February 2018

Leicester Square Theatre Comedian of The Year 2017

ifteen new acts - plus a headliner - over a three-and-a-half hour gig might sound more like a demanding endurance test than a fun night out. But thanks to a very strong line-up, Leicester Square Theatre's New Comedian Of The Year final entertained to the end. Mo Omar was the winner.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 19th December 2017