After a very successful sold-out 12 editions, Arts Canteen’s Arabs Are Not Funny is back with very interesting line-up of comedians, representing the Arab world and surrounding regions, looking for an opportunity to showcase their talents.
ACTS IN ENGLISH.
Confirmed comedians :
** Karim Duval
Karim Duval is probably the only French comic with an Asian face who speaks Arabic… and hopefully English!
In short, he is a Sino-French-Moroccan comedian, who left his job as a manager in a big company to do stand-up.
He is at the forefront of a new generation of comedy currently burgeoning in France.
Karim took part in the famous “French Fried Comedy night” troop several times, and opened for the American comedian Sebastian Marx in Paris.
He also performed in Casablanca, and was at the “Zoofest” festival in Montreal this summer.
*** Nabil Abdulrashid
Mohamed Nasir Nabil Abdulrashid Ibn Suleman Obineche (Nabil Abdulrashid for short)arguabley one of if not the most dynamic original and creative young talents of his generation, within 2years of performing he had written for his own tv show as well as starred in it and set comedy clubs a blaze across the country with his energetic take no prisoners style and rapier wit,
very few comedians can match this young performers charisma, in 2010he opened for the premier of Omid Djalilis movie “The infidel” making him one of (if not the) youngest black males to do stand up at the hammersmith apollo…
Nabil has also been featured on channel aka,iqra tv the islam channel and will soon be featured on itv 4 as a semi finalist on fhms “stand up comedy heroes, he currently is a well sought after act and stays active on the mainstream comedy club circuit, urban comedy circuit and inter religous communities, his multicultural and poly valent approach to comedy assures there is something for everyone in his act his rapier wit and flare for current event issues has also made him a respectable social commentator among the youth in britain opening doors for him as motivational speaker in universities and youth centered events where he is often invited to give his views on current issues, his youth and community work had him nominated for an award in the house of commons in 2011
here are what the “who’s who” have to say about him
“Had a lot of brilliant gags that I knew would really rock the crowd.” David Baddiel
“a brilliant comic with great gags will definately see him around the circuit”- Omid Djalili
“killer funny…….really cool like forrest whittaker after several lines of cocaine”-Sean Meo
” That boy get’s better and better whenever I see him”-Richard blackwood
“Genius… pure genius!! a definate star for the future”- Geoff Schuman
“one of my favourite acts this year…. intelligent and fresh” Noel Faulkner (founder of the comedy cafe shoreditch)
“maaaaaaaad funny” -dizee rascal
“the joke about meeting the criteria had me in stitches” – Vanessa phelps
“watch out for that guy… he’s funny if you ever see him on a flyer make sure you go for the show!!”-Kojo (founder of first regular black comedy show “kojos comedy funhouse”)
“your going to be the next Chris Rock ..because everybody knows who superman is” random and possibly drunk guy at a gig.
“fantastic, entertaining and educating” -Eddie Izzard
“last time I saw a comedian with the same flare and potential he was a little known circuit comic called micheal mcntryre”-donna burns
comedy store gong show winner,fhm stand up comedy hero semi finalist,amused moose semi finalist, laughing horse semi finalist.
**** Ella Pigeon Al-Shamahi
Ella Al-Shamahi is a National Geographic Explorer and Neanderthal specialist fossil hunting in caves in unstable & hostile territories… she’s also a stand-up comic.
This event is sponsored by Alaraby TV Network/شبكة التلفزيون العربي.