Widely regarded as one of the hottest comedy nights among the Arab community and beyond. Comedians with roots in the Arab world attempt to prove the naysayers wrong!
After a very successful sold-out 17 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.
ALL ACTS IN ENGLISH.
Confirmed comedians :
– MC Sarah Agha
A Half-Palestinian, half-Irish actress from London making another foray into comedy! She is a member of the comedy group SYC at the Soho Theatre and a semi-finalist in Dublin’s Craic Attack competition.
She has worked on Homeland, BBC Radio 3, SKY VR and has performed in short comedy sketches for Ireland’s TV3 and Channel 4.”
– Mohamed Omar :
Somali-born, Cardiff-raised and London Based, Mo Omar brings in his third culture kid way of thinking. Finalist in Leicester Square New Comedian Of the Year 2017 and Semi-Finalist in the So You Think You’re Funny & Amused Moose Semi-Finalist 2017. He is a fast rising talent with a unique perspective.
– Zahra Barri
‘Terrific’ Venue Magazine
‘A cool Rita Rudner’ Alan Nixon Channel 5
‘Moves effortless from smart to smutty’ Jesterlarf Comedy Club
With stand up appearances on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4, ZAHRA BARRI is a stand up, presenter, actor and writer with a unique Eastern and Kanye Western perspective on all of life’s big questions.
BBC RADIO 4 – Stand Up and Actor
BBC RADIO 2 – Stand Up
BBC ASIAN NETWORK – Guest
TALK RADIO (regular guest)
BBC NEW COMEDY AWARDS 2015 – Semi Finalist
BATH NEW ACT 2013 (Finalist)
READING NEW ACT (finalist)
LAST MINUTE COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR (runner up)
– Fatiha El-Ghorri :
Underneath her colourful hijab is a mind full of cutting observations and engaging witticism of the life and times of a British Muslim.’
– Marouen Mraihi
A versatile comedian and improviser from Tunisia; equally comfortable performing in English, French, Italian and Arabic. Marouen performed regularly for four years in the “London Puma” Italian comedy club and in 2015 co-founded the show “Arabs Are Not Funny!”