Some cheer for the New Year
Netflix will kick off the New Year with a stand-up comedy series Comedians of the World, which is set to drop on January 1, 2019. The show will be the first of its kind, as it will feature four comedians from the Arab World.
The one of a kind show will feature sets from 47 comedians from 13 different regions of the world, including the Middle East. The half-hour sets were filmed in eight languages, including Arabic, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, German, and English.
The four comedians representing the region are: Moayad Al-Nefaie and Ibraheem Al-Khairallah from Saudi Arabia, Adi Khalefa from Palestine, and Rawsan Hallak from Jordan. This is not the first time that the streaming service works with Arab comedians, as earlier this year they released a comedy special titled Adel Karam: Live from Beirut, with Lebanese comedian and actor Adel Karam.
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Palestinian funny man, Adi, is well respected in his field as he performed in multiple comedy festivals around the world. Meanwhile, Rawsan is making a name for herself as one of the only hijabi stand-out comedians. On the other hand, Moayad is best known for his comedy short Wasati, which he wrote and stared in, and Ibraheem serves as the creative director of Telfaz11, a Saudi Arabia-based digital media company.
We can’t wait to watch them in the comedy special!