Egyptian-American Ramy Youssef Currently Developing Hulu Comedy Series

Egyptian-American Ramy Youssef Currently Developing Hulu Comedy Series

  Apparently, Ramy is a very lucky name for Egyptian-Americans. Rami Malek (look above) is going places at this very moment — from being the lead actor in the hit series Mr. Robot, to starring as Freddie Mercury in the upcoming biopic Bohemian Rhapsody and much more. But, we’re not here to talk about that […]

Chris Rock Is Coming to the Middle East

Chris Rock Is Coming to the Middle East

American actor/comedian/producer/best person ever, Chris Rock, will be performing at the Dubai World Trade Center Halls 3 and 4 on January 5, 2018.  Those who have registered for pre-sale can start buying today at 12 pm, and the exclusive opportunity closes one hour before general sale begins on September 13 at 12 pm.     […]

Q&A: Omar Ramzi, Founder of YallaStandUp.com, on the Future of Comedy in MENA

Q&A: Omar Ramzi, Founder of YallaStandUp.com, on the Future of Comedy in MENA

  Stand-up comedy is a growing market in the region, with more and more events happening and performers tackling the art. In this spirit, comedian Omar Ramzi, known affectionately as “The White Sudani”, has launched a new website to serve as a hub for fellow jokesters to showcase their work and, hopefully, connect to event organizers […]

Comedy Superstar Russell Peters Is Coming Back To Dubai

Comedy Superstar Russell Peters Is Coming Back To Dubai

Canadian comic god Russell Peters is one of the most successful stand-up comedians in the world, netting an estimated $15 million in 2009! And guess where will he be taking his success next? Yes, good ole’ Dubai. The professional joker is set to tickle some funny bones in the UAE on Jan. 19 and 20 at […]

7 Reasons Why Egypt Needs Stand-Up Comedy

7 Reasons Why Egypt Needs Stand-Up Comedy

By Hashem El Garhy

They say that the best medicine is laughter. And a jar of Nutella. Here is founder of Al Hezb El Comedy Hashem El Garhy‘s take on how stand-up comedy can transform Egypt:     1. It’s a cruel world with too much bullsh*t!     The world as we know it is going through some […]

Q&A: Jokes and Jams with High On Body Fat

Q&A: Jokes and Jams with High On Body Fat

It’s not everyday that you meet people who have ridiculous senses of humour and just make you laugh til your stomach hurts! That’s exactly what happened when we met the talented band High On Body Fat! The best thing is, they’re not your everyday comedians, but they bring something exceptional to the table with the […]

Q&A: Al Hezb El Comedy Turns Three

Q&A: Al Hezb El Comedy Turns Three

What started as one event for stand-up comedians three years ago has now become the official platform for stand-up comedy in Egypt. With over 40 comedians performing under the Al Hezb El Comedy name, this wild troupe of jokers is celebrating its three-year success with two events this week. Fresh from their appearances at The Fringe […]

One on One with Ali Quandil

One on One with Ali Quandil

At a very young age, stand-up comedian Ali Quandil’s family noticed his talent and encouraged him to act, playing his first audience. Quandil started pursuing stand-up comedy before the concept of stand-up comedy even existed in Egypt. “When situations happened with me in the street or something, I’d always stand up and make fun of […]

Jeff Dunham Live in Abu Dhabi

Jeff Dunham Live in Abu Dhabi

The multi-talented, hysterically funny comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is performing live in Abu Dhabi this May. Dunham was named in Forbes‘ Celebrity 100 list of most powerful entertainers three years in a row and, over the years, he has established an authentic global appeal, successfully selling out stadium-sized shows in three different continents. I […]