An award-winning comedian who sold-out his Melbourne and Sydney Fringe Festival debut seasons, Khaled Khalafalla’s stage presence belies his relatively short time traversing the comedy circuit. Khaled’s at times abrasive style of comedy has already seen him perform alongside the likes of Arj Barker and Fiona O’Loughlin in venues across the country: from Melbourne’s Town Hall to Sydney’s Allphones Arena.
Having lived in 11 cities across three countries, the Egyptian-Australian’s fresh, intelligent social commentary is a welcome addition to the comedy scene.
Khaled was a presenter for ABC3’s Studio 3, and established Australia’s first non-alcoholic comedy room, Shisha Comedy, in both Melbourne and Sydney. Khaled’s stand-up comedy special was filmed for SBS’s television series, Stand Up at Bella Union.
Khaled Khalafalla won best of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2013, was National winner of the Green Faces comedy competition in 2012, National Runner-Up of RAW in 2011, and has been dubbed the next “huge mainstream star” by the Age.
2013 saw Khaled perform at all the major venues and comedy festivals around Australia, culminating in his debut performance at New York Comedy Festival. He has since performed top-selling runs across the major Australian comedy festivals, headed off to the Middle East as a part of the televised United Nations Of Comedy tour; and been hand-picked by the acclaimed Just For Laughs to perform on their Stand Up Series showcase (filmed for the Comedy Channel at the Sydney Opera House).
"If there’s one act from this year who is going to go on to become a huge mainstream star, it’s Khalafalla" The Age
"Exemplary performance skills; confident, animated and cheeky." Chortle