Somali-born, Cardiff-raised and London Based, Mo Omar is a fast-rising talent with a unique perspective.
Mo was selected to perform in The Pleasance Comedy Reserve show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and was a finalist of the BBC Introducing Radio 4 Comedy Award, both in 2019. He went on to make his TV debut shortly after, appearing on Harry Hill’s Clubnite on Channel 4.
Since then he has made a half hour show for BBC Radio Wales called Becoming Welsh and appeared on BBC Presents Stand Up for Live Comedy (BBC One). He was one of twenty performers selected by Penguin Randomhouse to write and perform for their Fringe audiobook Edinburgh Unlocked. He has also written for Radio 4’s The Now Show and Newsjack.
Previously, he was the winner of the Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2017 competition and semi-finalist in the So You Think You’re Funny? and Amused Moose Comedy Award 2017 competitions.
‘Omar has a winningly irreverent attitude to sacred cows, with a fresh and feisty delivery that gives him a contemporary edge’