Omar Sharif is one of those Pakistani comedians who made history for bringing Pakistani and Indian entertainment industry together even at times when the political forces of both countries were up in arms against each other. Although Omar Sharif made his brand with Pakistani Punjabi comedy, his humor was often a critique on the social issues prevalent in both Pakistan and India. He was also invited to host Indian film award shows and perform for Indian audiences. His comedy has a fan base of itself, with the public opinion divided on whether his means to highlight social issues are effective or offensive. However, the King of Comedy, as he came to be known, has never allowed any criticism in his way to make people laugh and leave a permanent mark on the stage of comedy in the sub-continent.