HE has been to Hollywood — so what is he doing in Bolton?

That was one of the questions posed to British Iranian comedian Omid Djalili who was performing at the Albert Halls.

Not only did he think it was "the best question he had ever been asked" — but he genuinely seemed to enjoy performing in Bolton — his parting words mentioning getting the town's football team back into the Premier League.

This is the second time the award-winning comic has taken his sell-out stand up routine to Bolton.

The new show Iranalamadingdong follows a sell-out four-week West End residency and a sold out season at the Edinburgh Festival.

Omid, who doesn't stop to take a break, covers everything from Middle Eastern issues to obtaining a work visa to the States and mentions his experiences in Little Hulton more than once — as well as James Bond using his masterful storytelling skills.

Some of his routine divided the audience — his words — as he attempted to go places which are still taboo in stand-up .

The comic keeps audiences laughing, from his satire to his intentionally not-so-funny jokes, which with every laugh would see him break out in dance.

The popular actor and stand-up comedian shows seemed to fly by and his interaction with the audience through answering question they had written down earlier got some of the biggest laughs of the night.

Omid’s stand-up awards include the Time Out Award and the EMMA Award for Best Stand-Up and he was also nominated for the South Bank Award.

He was also the winner of the Best Actor Award for his lead performance in The Infidel at the Turin Film Festival.

And if he continues to do what he is doing, more awards surely await — and possibly the greatest award of all, Strictly Coming Dancing, which the Bolton audience urged him to enter as he left.