Hollywood comedians tickle funny bones in Jeddah

Hollywood comedians tickle funny bones in Jeddah
Updated 31 May 2014

Hollywood comedians tickle funny bones in Jeddah

Hollywood comedians tickle funny bones in Jeddah

Popular Hollywood A-list comedians Shawn and Marlon Wayans made their Middle East debut on Thursday at a local amusement park in Jeddah, with a sidesplitting show.
The star-studded event was organized by the Luxury Events Company. The event included opening acts from four Middle East comedians, Ibraheem Alkhairallah, Waddah Swar, Mohammed Garawi and Kimo Basha. They brought the house down with their unique brand of comedy. Basha also hosted the event.
The Wayans brothers, who have starred in hits such as "Scary Movie" and "White Chicks" were loud and brash. They impressed the audience with their witty repartee.
The duo said they were delighted to have been asked to perform in the Kingdom. They are also performing in Riyadh.
The brothers said that although they experienced the extreme heat of the Kingdom for the first time, the warm welcome made them felt at home.
The five-hour performance saw the audience get their money's worth, with monologues and lots of improvisation. It offered entertainment for both English and Arabic speaking communities.
Basha, who is considered one of the sharpest comedians in the Middle East, and who performed for the first time in Saudi Arabia, said: “The reaction of the audience was really exciting and encouraging. The arts and comedy have grown so much. We love Jeddah and would love to perform here again.”
Saleh Al-Amir, project manager of Luxury Events Company, said: “We are upgrading the entertainment business in Saudi Arabia. We are taking it to a whole new level. This is a small show compared to the upcoming shows this year with stars like Chris Tucker, Mike Tyson and others. We are expecting to organize it in all the cities.”
Flynas, sponsor of the event, had a lucky draw and announced the winners during the show. Mercedes Benz, Design, UBER, OSN, Destination Jeddah, Mixfm, and U-turn productions were the other sponsors of the event.