Salman Qureshi

Salman Qureshi

Salman Qureshi is a Stand-up Comedian and Actor. He first rose to fame in 2009 as one of the earliest stand-up comics in Dubai and his online comedy videos. Salman was also one of the earliest people in the region to perform and train people on improvisational theatre. By 2014, Salman was labelled ‘one of the leading lights of the UAE Comedy scene’ by Ahlan Magazine and placed on the 2015 Ahlan Hot 100 list for his impact on the comedy scene in the region. 2015 also saw Salman open for comedy star Maz Jobrani in front of a SOLD OUT crowd of 3,000 people. In 2016, Salman was nominated for the Laugh Factory USA’s ‘Funniest Person in the World’ competition. During the year, Salman’s Racy Desi sketch video Facebook page hit 260,000 likes. In December 2017, Salman was asked to script and co-host the 10 the Masala Awards in Dubai alongside Bollywood celebrity and actor Boman Irani. In the same month, he was placed on the first ever Masala Hot 100 list.

Salman’s first 1-hour special ‘Expat Survival Guide’ was also nominated for the Best Show (Entertainment) in the same year. He finished the year by opening for Zakir Khan in front of a sold out crowd of 1,500. His comedy focuses on life abroad, pop culture, current breaking news, relationship problems etc. Salman is known for his crowd work, using his improv background to make the crowd feel involved in his shows.