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MULTI award-winning stand-up OMID DJALILI, above, brings his new show Tour of Duty to Middlesbrough Town Hall on Friday, February 10.

With a career in comedy spanning three decades, Omid's legendary performances on stage and screen have won him fans and plaudits the world over.

Renowned for his razor sharp wit, boundless energy and expertly crafted cultural observations, the former Perrier nominee and Time Out Best Stand-Up award winner continues to explore the diversity of modern Britain, and he remains one of the most exciting comics around today.

As for the title of his new show he says: "I put out a not-so-serious message on Twitter about what to call the show and I got about 200 responses, many of them very clever.

"I particularly liked The Unbearable Lightness of Being OmidDjalili.

"It hadn't jumped out at me straight away but I saw the very first response back was Tour of Duty and I liked it.

"Reminded me of peace keeping forces and the fact someone once said I was a bridge between East and West. …

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