AUDIENCE FUEL FOR COMEDY
GOOD HUMOUR BASED ON LIFE
AKMAL Saleh has been one of Australia’s pillars of comedy for more than 20 years and he’s about to roll into Rooty Hill RSL.
He’s definitely not an actor but Akmal Saleh’s personal brand of comedy thrives on the audience and pure spontaneity.
“The audience dictates how the show goes,” Saleh said.
“Sometimes I do (give a theme) and it’s completely different (on the night).
“My style has always been to feed off the energy of the audience.”
Despite appearances on television, radio shows, in movies and as a talk-show host, Saleh insists he cannot follow a script.
“People are always asking me to be in their movies,” Saleh said. “I just cannot read a script.” But it is spontaneity that makes Akmal so endearing to his fans.
Saleh said, like many comedians, his jokes originate from the trivialities of every day life.
“It comes from all those places,” he said.
“You can’t be choosy. It’s usually the stuff that frustrates them.
“If you look at any joke, the core is the frustration to understand the world around us.”
In the spirit of not giving anything away, Saleh guaranteed three things for Saturday’s show: he will turn up; he will be on time (keeping his reputation for punctuality) and there will be a mystery support act.
“It’s just me doing stand-up,” he said.
The Egyptian-born, Australianraised comedian will be stirring the pot with topics like religion and politics from 8pm on Saturday.
Akmal Saleh will bring his high-energy comedy to Rooty Hill RSL.