Khaled Khalafalla is Loose. He’s divisive, he’s cheeky and he’s Australia’s most charismatic comedian. Dubbed the next "huge mainstream star" by The Age when he was just starting out, Khaled has awed audiences all around the world – from royalty in the Middle East to Aussie troops in Afghanistan to the invitation-only New York Comedy festival. He toured with Jim Jefferies in 2016, opening his biggest shows in front of 10,000 people at Perth Arena, and was literally the world’s first comedian to perform at Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena.
With his compelling looks and intelligent social commentary, he is Australia’s most talked about rising star. After hosting a TV show (Studio 3 for ABC3), his first major acting role was co-staring in the feature film Ali’s Wedding directed by multi-award winning Jeffrey Walker (Modern Family, Bones, Angry Boys), he soon after landed a regular co-starring role on ABC’s hit series, Upper Middle Bogan. He’s had his stand-up filmed and aired on SBS’s Stand Up At Bella Union, and featured in the Just For Laughs' Stand-Up Series filmed for the Comedy Channel at the Sydney Opera House. He’s making waves, he’s getting into trouble and outgrowing every venue he performs in. Don’t miss Khaled – live and Loose at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival!
'Among a sea of comedians that flood the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Khaled Khalafalla stands out.' Herald Sun
'This man is raw. And when I say raw, I mean Eddie Murphy Raw – not newbie raw.' Squirrel Comedy
'Exemplary performance skills; confident, animated and cheeky.' Chortle
'Khaled is one not to miss.' The Music
'Insightful, clever and very, very funny.' Daily ReviewBACK TO LISTINGS