Updated 22 October 2022
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6 Arab stand-up comedians to keep on your radar

6 Arab stand-up comedians to keep on your radar

As comedians Mohammed Amer and Maz Jobrani prepare to present a show in the UAE in March, we take a look at the Arab stand-ups gaining international popularity.

  • Mohammed Amer

    The US Palestinian comedian is best known for his Netflix comedy special “Mo Amer: The Vagabond.” He also stars alongside Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the DC film “Black Adam.”

  • Maz Jobrani

    The Middle Eastern star was part of the Axis of Evil comedy group. He also has shows on Netflix including his comedy special “Immigrant,” currently streaming on the platform.

  • Ramy Youssef

    The “Ramy” star received a Golden Globe Award for his role in the Hulu show in 2020. He is currently celebrating the release of the series’ third season.

  • Maysoon Zayid

    The American Palestinian actress, comedian, writer, and disability advocate is the co-founder of the New York Arab American Comedy Festival, and the Muslim Funny Fest.

  • Ismael Loutfi

    The American Syrian funnyman is a writer on Netflix’s award-winning show the “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj.”

  • Sammy Obeid

    The US Lebanese comic is best known for his 1,001-day streak of consecutive comedy performances that began in December 2010 and ended in September 2013.