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No Direction (at) Home in Brighton with Mo Omar

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Date

Friday, 19 June 2020

Time

20:00-21:30

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Zoom

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No Direction (at) Home in Brighton with Mo Omar

In partnership with Brighton’s Sanctuary on Sea, Counterpoints Arts presents No Direction Home live online for Refugee Week with guest headliner Mo Omar, hosted by Tom Parry.

Somali-born, Cardiff-raised and London-based, Mo Omar is a fast-rising talent with a unique perspective on culture, faith and love. Recently making his TV debut on Harry Hills Clubnite on Channel 4, Mo was also selected to perform in The Pleasance Comedy Reserve show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019, and was a finalist in the BBC Introducing Radio 4 Comedy Award.

This event will be hosted live on Zoom. Registration is essential via Eventbrite.

This gig is “Pay What You Can Afford” to help cover costs at a suggested amount of £3-5. For those on low or zero income free tickets are available – email hello@counterpointsarts.org.uk.

The refugee standup night: 'none of us can believe how successful it is'

'Let me tell you something more about my miserable life," says Usman Khalid, with a miserable face. Then he pauses, and twinkles: "That's why you're here, isn't it?" Well, why would you go to see refugees performing standup comedy? Displacement, migration, sanctuary - these are not hilarious subjects.

Watch a clip of Mo Omar performing live on Harry Hill's Club Nite, November 2019.

Performers

Mo Omar

Ally

Somali-born, Cardiff-raised and London-based, Mo Omar is a fast-rising stand-up comedian with a unique perspective on culture, faith and love. Recently making his TV debut on Harry Hills Clubnite on Channel 4, Mo was a finalist in the BBC Introducing Radio 4 Comedy Award and won the Leicester Square New Comedian Of The Year competition in 2017.

Tom Parry

Ally

Tom Parry is an actor, writer and comedian. He performed his debut solo show ‘Yellow T-shirt’ at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It was nominated as the Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards and earned Parry a BBC radio 4 show. His follow up show ‘Parryoke' was a sell out critical success at the Edinburgh 2019 Festival. He is working with PopChange on training the next cohort of comedians as part of our No Direction Home project.

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