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Abu Dhabi Comedy Week brings Bassem Youssef and Maz Jobrani to the capital

Partner Content: The first comedy festival in the capital takes place at Etihad Arena.

Abu Dhabi, it’s time to have a laugh. The capital is welcoming the new comedy festival, Abu Dhabi Comedy Week. The star-studded event has announced that Bassem Youssef and Maz Jobrani will perform on Friday, 24 May. Running from 18 to 26 May, the event takes place at Etihad Arena on Yas Island. 

Bassem Youssef and Maz Jobrani are headlining together at Abu Dhabi Comedy Week. Egyptian Baseem is a surgeon turned comedian, and is famous for his political and satirical jokes. He’s often hailed as the Arab World’s answer to Jon Stewart and his international recognition includes being named one of the “100 most influential people in the world” by Time magazine in 2013. He went viral when he appeared on Piers Morgan Uncensored, and the clip now has more than 22 million views. 

Bassem Yousef at Abu Dhabi Comedy Week
Bassem Yousef

American comedian Maz was previously part of the Axis of Evil comedy group. He starred in the comedy film, Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero, which he co-wrote and co-produced. He has also appeared on TV shows including Curb Your Enthusiasm, Grey’s Anatomy, Last Man Standing and Shameless. He has also shared a stand-up comedy special on Netflix, Immigrant. Not only has the Iranian-American comic made appearances in television’s most popular shows, but he’s also an LA Times best-selling author. Plus, he previously performed at the White House. 

Maz Jobrani at Abu Dhabi Comedy Week
Maz Jobrani

James Craven, President of Live Nation Middle East, explained: “We are thrilled to be a part of Abu Dhabi Comedy Week, the capital’s new annual celebration of joy and laughter, underscoring our commitment to presenting premier entertainment offerings to the vibrant community of Abu Dhabi. Having already established ourselves on the comedy circuit, hosting the biggest comedy show seen in the UAE last year, this is another incredible step in our live entertainment journey.”

Tickets to Abu Dhabi Comedy Week are available now. 

GO: Visit www.livenation.me for tickets and more information. 

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