Ali Al Sayed
Ali Al Sayed is a local all-rounder in the entertainment industry; comedian, master of ceremonies, artist manager, journalist, director, producer, assistant comedy teacher and an extra few tricks under his sleeve. He happens to be the founder of the local entertainment company Viva Arts as well as the co-founder of Dubomedy Arts, an educational outlet building a community in the entertainment arena of Dubai. He had been hosting and performing the Monday Night Funnies around the U.A.E., while Al Sayed’s television debut in “Zahrat Al Khaleej” on Abu Dhabi T.V. featured his Arabic material which put a number of projects in the pipeline. Additionally, he was on Al Hurra TV during their special segment on comedy in the region; and also on the new season of Dubai One’s ‘Twenty Something’ (one of Dubai’s flaring shows that target the young audiences in the region). Ali Al Sayed has been a prominent figure in the news and media, with news speeding all the way to the other side of the world, leaving his mark on the New York Times, as well as his own special on Abu Dhabi TV.
Al Sayed has signed on the Orbit Showtime team as a Producer, presenter and writer as he develops his own daily show on prime time television in Arabic. In the meantime, he will be seen hosting various segments as the new “OSN face”.
Mina Liccione is a true hybrid artist whose two passions are rhythm and comedy. She’s an award winning Stand Up and Sketch Comic, Tap dancer, Physical Comedienne, Actor, Body Percussionist, Writer, Choreographer, Director, Educator and native New Yorker. She began performing at age three and teaching in her early teens. She’s been seen in STOMP (New York, Touring and San Francisco Cast- Lead Comedic Role), The New Pickle Circus, MTV’s The Grind, Cabaret, Make*A*Circus, Yas Hakoshima’s Mime and Movement Theater, Circo Romani, Sweet Charity, “The Beat!”, Big Dog Improv, Everyday Theater Berkeley, Cirque- Special Events, the motion pictures “Pucked” and “Cradle Will Rock”, in her highly acclaimed multi-disciplinary solo show “Della Pancha”, USA East Coast tour of her comedy special “The Audrey Heartburn Hour”, back up dancing for Dee-lite as well as numerous International Cabarets, Festivals, Comedy Clubs and TV spots including Dubai One, MTV, NBC, CBS, Al Hurra, City 7, Abu Dhabi TV, MBC and ABC. She has performed Stand Up alongside renown comics such as Dean Obeidallah, Larry Omaha, Edwin San Juan, Remy, Gabriel Iglesias and Dean Edwards.
Omar Ismail is an Emirati. He gives a 10 minute talk about the joys of growing up in his weird and wacky family, all the way from before he was born to today. He talks about how his family has played a big role in his comedy, the trials and tribulations of bringing in a new member to the family (his wife), and how his father found out he was becoming a comedian from the national newspaper.
In Brent Jenkins stand up, Brent starts by talking about some funny things that Texas is known for like oil wells, and horses and guns. This includes videotaping tornadoes, driving friendly in Texas and how it translates to driving in the UAE and Texans who love their dogs. Also in his act Brent talks about the movie 127 hours and a mistake at the emergency room that ends up with a live woman being sent to the morgue. Other joke's in Brent's act talk about designer underwear and leaving your grocery cart alone on a trip to the grocery store.
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