Comedy Central Presents to premiere on OSN

Show gathers 30 of the region's most promising Arab comedians
Ali Al Sayed is one of the comedians hosting the show.
Ali Al Sayed is one of the comedians hosting the show.

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‘Comedy Central Presents’ a new series showcasing local comedy talent from across the Middle East, will premiere on OSN on February 5.

Comedy Central Presents is the first stand-up comedy production in the GCC, gathering 30 of the region’s most promising Arab comedians. The diverse group is made up of both professional comedians and first-timers who will perform in Arabic and English, blending international and regional tastes. The show was produced and recorded live this week in Stereo Arcade, Dubai.

The show is fronted by two high profile hosts: heavyweight comedian Ali Al Sayed; an Emirati who has performed on iconic stages such as Comic Strip Live and Broadway in New York, and Mo Amer, a pioneer of Arab-American comedian who has supported the legendary Dave Chappelle. The duo will present the selected acts, with each line-up drawing inspiration from a range of Middle Eastern traditions and cultures. Highlights of the show include Talal Al Sheikhi, Yaser Bakr, and Wissam Kamal, who will be debuting entirely fresh and laugh-out-loud material especially for the show.

Comedy Central, the world’s top comedy network and a division of VIACOM International Media Networks (VIMN), is committed to developing the regional stand-up scene and introducing local Arabic content into the Comedy Central programming schedule, working in close collaboration with several Middle Eastern comedy clubs.

The show will air exclusively on Comedy Central HD on OSN channel 207. It will consist of a total of five hours of stand-up composed of 10 half-hour episodes, each featuring three new artists.

 

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