Akmal returns to Chelsea Heights Hotel this month because owes a lot of money and the debt collectors have promised that if payment isn’t made they will break his legs which he needs to perform stand-up comedy successfully.

His return coincides with the unprecedented popularity of small men of Middle Eastern appearance that’s sweeping the country.

Remember, if you go and see any other comedian, then the terrorists have won.

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.

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 he’s performed at Festivals all around the world including Edinburgh, and has won numerous awards, including an ARIA for his DVD Live and Uncensored.

This year, for the first time in history, he’s promising to appear in high definition 3D (glasses not provided though).

Witness Akmal at Chelsea Heights Hotel on Friday October 14. Tickets on sale now from the venue and Moshtix. Visit Chelseaheightshotel.com.au for details.