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Omid Djalili: 'patron saint of failure'

28 August 2014 Last updated at 13:16 BST

Comic Omid Djalili joined BBC Breakfast to talk about his new autobiography "Hopeful".

He shares his short-lived Ivy league education, his advice to a young Michael Macintyre and how he kept Brad Pitt and Robert Redford waiting while he signed autographs.

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