This stand-up show is certainly one to catch, especially if you like your jokes with a Middle Eastern flavour. The diasporic comedians here have found fame splitting sides across the States, so you’ll be getting hilarious observations, from Middle Easterners, in American accents!
This Hollywood-savvy Egyptian has appeared in shows and movies such as JAG, Comedy Central, Iron Man, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan and Sullivan & Son. He was also invited to meet former US President Barack Obama! His award-winning comedy stylings have been on point on stand-up tours and festivals, most notably during the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour.
Obeid is a California-born Lebanese-Palestinian-Syrian-Italian-American who caught attention for a 1,000-day comedy marathon, which saw him performing everyday – on various stages that included talent shows, talk shows and reality shows – from 26 December 2010 to 21 September 2013. He has been lauded by top reviewers for his ability to draw honest laughter.
‘Pretty girl, dirty mouth’ is what this cheeky comedienne has on her Instagram bio, and it sums her up nicely. The former news reporter is no stranger to the public’s eye, with screen time on various titles, including Real Husbands of Hollywood and Spider-Man 3. She’s also a hotshot on the comedy circuit, her quick wit having an untroubled time leaving everyone in stitches.
While attaining a law degree, this American of Afghani-Pakistani descent realised that making people laugh is an extremely fulfilling undertaking. So fulfilling, in fact, that he put aside a career in law and even shook his head at a job offer from the CIA! From 2 Broke Girls to international comedy tours, he has never failed to make his audience cry tears of mirth since.
With an Iranian mother and Indian father, Singh is a veteran in the business of being funny. He started young, hosting his fifth-grade talent show, and honing his craft in his teens. He has a hand in several comedy pursuits across platforms like movies (he was in Argo and Subway), podcasts, game shows, contests, clubs nights and the like, aside from regular tours.
The Middle Eastern Comedy Jam
Where Manhattan Ballroom, Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
When 8.30pm (10 Aug)
Admission RM80-RM250 (18 above only)
Tel 03 7732 8872