Bunjil Place welcomes Akmal to the stage for its first live comedy show of 2021

Award-winning comedian Akmal Saleh will have audiences in stitches with his latest show Open For Renovations, coming to the Bunjil Place Theatre on Saturday 6 February. This hilarious one-man-show will be a night of improvised comical genius and big belly laughs answering some of life’s big questions.

Have you always wanted a perfect body, with rock hard abs and buns of steel without ever getting out of bed?

Imagine having enough confidence to get out of your car during a road rage incident that wasn’t your fault, instead of apologising and cowardly driving off as quickly as you can.

If you have ever wanted to be so financially wealthy that you could pay Rupert Murdoch to drop his pants and perform a silly dance while singing in a high pitch voice, just for a laugh.

Akmal will be asking the audience how he can achieve these things, and more.

Known for his incredible ability to deal with hot topics in a hilarious and slightly offensive way, Akmal promises this year to deliver a show that is punctual and jam-packed with words… some of which he will be using for the first time.

As one of Australia’s most respected and accomplished comics, Akmal draws on his Arabic heritage, his experiences immigrating to Australia at the age of 11, and his disillusionment with religion and the modern world
to deliver a stand-up show that is fresh, honest and ridiculously funny.

Saleh entered the world of comedy in 1990 under the alias Peter Saleh (“so people would think I was white”, he says). Since then he’s performed in movies, on TV and as a regular radio and talk show host, and has written a
book about his journey from Egypt and his life as an Arab on the Australian comedy circuit.

As a stand-up comedian, he’s performed at festivals all around the world including Edinburgh, Montreal and The Melbourne International Comedy Festival and has won numerous awards, including two ARIA nominations for his live specials.

For all bookings head to https://www.bunjilplace.com.au/akmal-open-for-renovations or call (03) 9709 9700.

Essential COVID information about returning to Bunjil Place can be seen here

“Random, improvised and hilarious…” – www.crickey.com.au

“No one wanted the show to stop…he seemed to own the stage” – Sydney Morning Herald

Bunjil Place is an award-winning cultural precinct in the City of Casey that first opened in 2017. The name and striking architectural design of the facility were inspired by stories of Bunjil (also known as ‘Bundjil’) the ‘creator’, from our First Nation’s People. Bringing together an outdoor community plaza, theatre, multipurpose studio, function centre, library, gallery and more – Bunjil Place is a destination for high quality arts and entertainment in Melbourne’s south east.

Akmal presents Open for Renovations
Bunjil Place Theatre
Saturday 6 February, 8pm
Adults $46.90
Concession $42.90
Groups 10+ $42.90

Image credit: Supplied by artist.