ALI AL SAYED
Ali Al Sayed is an 'all-rounder' in the entertainment industry; Comedian, master of ceremonies, artist manager, journalist, director, producer, co-comedy teacher with a few extra tricks up his sleeve. He is a renown comedian in the region acting as Dubai's first Local professional comedian. He has performed alongside great comics including Dean Edwards of SNL, Dean Obeidallah, Remy 'Saudi in Audis' creator, Sugar Sammy, Tommy Davidson of 'In Living Color' and many more. He performed in, and co-produced, the first weekly Comedy and Variety Night in the UAE entitled 'Monday Night Funnies', got the crowd going at the 2010 EFFIE MENA Awards, performed in all three evenings of "The Hilarious Show" which featured top international comedians, headlined the 'Academy of Joy Tour', 'World Expat Tour' and 'Boys Night Out' as part of the UAE Comedy Rotana Tour which packed them in for 12 shows over a 2 month period.
Ali has been a prominent figure in 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 specials on Abu Dhabi TV and City 7. Ali has also been seen on MBC's Morning Show- 'Sabah Al Khair Ya Arab', 'Zahrat Al Khaleej', Dubai One TV's 'Twenty Something' , 'Studio One' and 'Out and About' , as well as segments on Al Hurra and Al Rai.
Earlier this year Ali signed on the OSN team as a producer, presenter and writer as he develops his own show on prime time television in Arabic. In the meantime, he will be seen hosting various segments as the new "OSN face".
He's the founder of the local entertainment company Viva Arts as well as co-directs Dubomedy Arts, an educational outlet building a community in the entertainment arena of Dubai. He successfully produced 'DUBOMEDY International Performing Arts Festival 2010' that proved to be promising and inspiring to many performers and audiences who are looking forward to the 2nd annual festival in November, 2011. He also produced 'Funny Girls' the first all female stand up comedy troupe and tour in the MENA Region. Al Sayed was invited as a part of the Dubomedy team to host Comedy workshops at the '3rd Annual Amman Stand-up Comedy Festival' as well as was chosen as the on-going host for the First UAE Children's Film Club – 'The Magic Lantern'.
Al Sayed has reached the stars by acting as a Diction Coach for the Hollywood actor 'Navid Negahban'. He has also achieved acclaim and recognition for his Acting Coaching skills and persona on the sets of the First Emirati-Indian film, the first prize award winning movie at the Dubai International Film Festival (Muhr Awards) – 'Mallal'; by the award winning director 'Nayla Al Khaja'. Al Sayed was also selected along with his partner and now wife Mina Liccione, for 'Ahlan's Hot 100' as Dubai's Comedy Couple. You can catch Ali in numerous upcoming shows including Al Ain Comedy Night, New York Arab Comedy Festival, Improv Revolution and more. He is currently working on numerous TV and film projects.