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Omid Djalili on his Baha’i faith, racism and serving humanity through comedy

Omid Djalili on his Baha’i faith, racism and serving humanity through comedy

The Sacred is back – with a new look and feel! In this episode, Elizabeth Oldfield speaks to comedian Omid Djalili. 31/03/2021

Omid Djalili is a stand–up comedian, actor, producer and writer. He grew up in Kensington with his Iranian Baha’i family. He has appeared in Mamma Mia 2, Snatch, His Dark Materials and The Infidel among many other films, and he currently hosts the quiz show The Winning Combination on ITV 2.

In this episode he speaks about the impact of the Iranian revolution on his teenage faith, seeing comedy as a vocation that brings joy, and his experiences of dealing with racism.

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Elizabeth Oldfield

Elizabeth Oldfield

Elizabeth is host of The Sacred podcast. She was Theos’ Director from August 2011 – July 2021. She appears regularly in the media, including BBC One, Sky News, and the World Service, and writing in The Financial Times.

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Posted 31 March 2021

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