Umar is the Founder and Resident Emcee at Singapore’s biggest and most popular weekly comedy show, Comedy Masala. In 2015, The Comedy Masala Show was aired on international TV channel, Comedy Central Asia. In 2013, Umar was listed in the ‘Top 10 Comedians in Asia’ by Top 10 Magazine.
Umar has been doing comedy since 2001, in both improv and standup, and was the founding member of Black Fish, Pakistan’s first and highly acclaimed English Speaking Improv Comedy Troupe. He made his stand-up debut in 2009 and after only four months, he placed third in the 2009 HK International Comedy Competition. He has performed live in Singapore, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Pakistan. He was the official opening act for Hollywood comedians Bill Burr and Rob Schneider.
– Comedy Masala (weekly)
– Headline: Crackhouse Kuala Lumpur
– Headline: Colombo Comedy Show, Sri Lanka