Jan 26 - 8:00 PM
Aron Kader

The product of a Palestinian father and Mormon mother Aron Kader found no other choices in life but to become a comedian. When Aron was nine years old his family moved from Orem Utah to the Washington D.C. area where he watched his father go from college professor, to the only Arab American in U.S. history to become a Government contractor in third world development. While Aron respects his father's pursuits he points out that he, not his father, pops up on the wikepedia list of prominent Arab Americans. At 19 he moved to Hollywood, California where he rose quickly through the ranks at "The Groundlings" theater where he spent eighteen months doing sketch and improv comedy in their Sunday Company. The experience gave him a nice collection of wigs. In 2000 he became a regular at "The Comedy Store" and can be seen weekly. Kader has been on Comedy Central's Premium Blend and is a founding member of "The Axis Of Evil Comedy Tour," which debuted nationwide this year on Comedy Central. He was a cast member on the NBC pilot called "Beverly Hills S.U.V." He played the pivotal role of "Hrach" in season two of the The Shield, and he has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Time and Newsweek magazine, and many other national publications. He has appeared numerous times on NPR's 'Talk of the Nation" with Neal Conan, "Fresh Air with Terry Gross," and "All things considered" with Robert Siegel. He recently finished shooting a pilot for Comedy Central called "The Watch List" created by Dean Obeidallah and Max Brooks.




Jan 26 - 8:00 PM
Dean Obeidallah

Born in the Great State of New Jersey, Dean's comedy comes in large part from his unique background of being the son of a Palestinian father and a Sicilian mother. Dean, an award winning comedian who was at one time a practicing attorney, has appeared on "The Axis of Evil" Comedy TV special which aired in the US on Comedy Central and in the Middle East on Showtime Arabia. He is the co-creator of Comedy Central.com's critically acclaimed Internet series "The Watch List" featuring a cast of all Middle Eastern-American comedians performing stand up and sketch comedy. Dean has appeared twice on ABC's "The View," on the nationally syndicated TV series "Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen" and was one of five comedians profiled in the recent one hour TV Special entitled: "Stand Up: Muslim-American Comics Come of Age" which aired in the US on PBS and internationally on BBC World and Al Jazeera.




Jan 26 - 7:00 PM
Michael Winslow

Michael was born September 6, 1958 to Robert and Verdie Winslow, on Fairchild Air force Base with never a dull moment. The youngest of six brothers. His mom tells stories about when he was young he would imitate the airplanes, jet engines, basically anything that made a noise he copied with sounds that came out of his mouth. "Growing up in the Air Force Base made it difficult to have friends, so I created imaginary friends, dogs, cats, trucks, anything that would keep me occupied for the moment" says Michael.

After graduated High School and a short-lived college, he had his first professional performance at a club/theater in Boulder, Colorado named Tulagi's. This was very exciting for him because Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Tommy Bolin and other famous bands played there (By the way Michael does an incredible imitation on Hendrix's guitar playing).

He opened and act for a group called "Nova" and Italian Rock Fusion Band, He heard through the grapevine that this group were fans of Jimi Hendrix, so why not portray him? He had lots of props including his mother's Afro wig. He was so nervous, but the audience was flabbergasted with his rendition of "Purple Haze". The ovation and the applause from the audience was overwhelming. From that moment on he knew his calling. He wanted to be an entertainer.

Mr. Michael packed his bags and hitchhiked to Venice Beach where he would be homeless for a short timeā€¦.He Auditioned for the "Gong Show" hosted by the infamous Chuck Barris and he won a whoping $516.32 that finally got him out of homelessness and allowed him to by a vehicle, that took him to Los Angeles to all the local comedy clubs. At this point in time, Bud Friedman, believed in him and featured in him in the famous EVENING AT THE IMPROV (which we all known now as the Comedy Improve Clubs).

Until 1984 when he finally got his BIG CHANCE. Director Hugh Wilson and producer Paul Manslanski came to see him perform at Long Beach Theater where he was opening for the incomparable Count Basie & his Orquestra. Needless to say, Wilson and Manslanski were blown away! They immediately wrote him into the script of the unforgettable "Police Academy I through VII" As soon as this movie came out and it became an instant success so did Michael! His celebrity status was in place. He then went to play a part in Mel Brooks "Spaceballs". This film helped in furthering his spotlight as a unique comedian. A man with a special talent that made "families" laugh. Michael was also heard, but not seen, when he gave the voice to Stripe, the evil little creature, in another Hit Movie "Gremlins". He also did voice-overs for Disney and Universal Studios in such rides as "Back to the Future and Terminator" Currently you can also hear him in the Television Hits "Robo Chicken and Family Guy" You can't miss him on those great "Geico" commercials. And in the spring of 2008 he will grace the red carpet premiere of National Lampoon's Robo Doc. Michael, a master of vocal gymnastics, can imitate over 1000 sound effects using his voice alone. Whether he is recreating the frenzy of Jimi Hendrix playing the guitar, or the roar of a jet plane, his talent is truly remarkable and his versatility admirable and enjoyable for all ages!




Jan 23 - 8:00 PM
Nemr Abou Nassar

Nemr is an acclaimed stand up comedian from Lebanon. He is known in his country as "Lebanon's King of Comedy". With credits that include headlining his own feature specials ("This is why I'm Hot", "Eye of the Tiger", "Made in USA", "EPIC"), producing and starring in the sold out Beirut Stand Up Comedy Festival, and the Middle East's first live comedy radio show "The Comedy Revolution" on Mix FM which is now the most in demand radio show in the region. He performs mainly in English mixing in Arabic at times when appropriate.




Jan 25 - 10:00 PM
Amro Qatamesh

The 1st season of Arabs Got Talent on MBC4 ended with Egyptian participant Amr Katamesh winning the title. Qatamesh presented a collection of his own ideas in a hilarious and explicit way, which made him get the highest number of votes.




Jan 25 - 8:45 PM
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 was just named 'one of the most influential comedians in the world' by Toastmaster's International Magazine. 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', Hollywood legend Michael Winslow of 'Police Academy' movies 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 and Ahlan's 'Best in Dubai' 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. He also performed in New York as a featured comedian for the Comeback Dinner and Ceremony of the Hickok Belt Award. He recently performed to full houses in Lebanon and Qatar and is gearing up to perform at the Carnival this month.




Jan 23 - 8:00 PM
& Jan 26 - 7:00 PM
Mina Liccione

Mina is a true hybrid artist whose two passions are rhythm and comedy. She's an award-winning Performing Artist- Stand Up and Sketch Comic, Tap dancer and Body Percussionist, Physical Comedienne, Writer, Choreographer, Director, Arts Educator and Activist. Basically, an all around ENTERTAINER! She began performing at age three and teaching in her early teens in New York. She has been coined Dubai's 'First Lady of Comedy' and has been seen on Broadway with STOMP (NYC, Touring and San Francisco cast), The New Pickle Circus, MTV's "The Grind" (original cast), Cabaret, Make*A*Circus, Sweet Charity, Yas Hakoshima's Mime and Movement Theater, Circo Romani, "Sweet Charity", "The Beat!", Big Dog Improv, Velocity Circus, Everyday Theater Berkeley, Cirque- Special Events, the motion pictures "Pucked" and "Cradle Will Rock", in her highly acclaimed multi-disciplinary solo show "Della Pancha", back up dancing for Dee-lite, part of the legendary 'House of Xtravaganza', USA East Coast tour of her Comedy Special entitled "The Audrey Heartburn Show" as well as numerous International Cabarets, Festivals, Comedy Clubs and TV spots including NBC, CBS, MTV, Dubai One, City 7, Al Hurra, ABC, MBC, WROC and Abu Dhabi TV. She's performed Stand Up alongside renown comics such as Dean Obeidallah, Edwin San Juan, Amy Schumer, Dwayne Perkins, Ron Josol, Nemr Abou Nassar, Aron Kader, Remy, Gabriel Iglesias, Dean Edwards, Tommy Davidson and Hollywood Legend Michael Winslow of Police Academy.




Jan 26 - 8:30 PM
Go Remy

Remy grew up on the rough streets of McLean, VA where, at an early age, he instinctively learned to dodge bullets. He attended Churchill Road Elementary school, where he majored in getting beaten up and minored in fingerpaints.

From there, it was off to Cooper Middle School where Remy was often scolded for not practicing his trumpet and made a horrible CO2 car. Remy's middle school days were much like his elementary school days, but without the fingerpaints.

Remy then attended Langley High School, where he wrote for the Saxon Scope newspaper and played on the tennis team. However, unlike the rest of the country, tennis was super cool at Langley, and Remy was in no way a loser.

After high school, Remy moved to Wheeling, WV and attended Wheeling Jesuit University. During this time, he would perform at comedy clubs around the region where his jokes would be heard by hundreds and laughed at by dozens. While at WJU, Remy was a member of the Stephen J. Laut program. Somehow. Unable to aim ping pong balls, Remy served as [adult beverage] pong referee until friends confiscated his whistle.

Remy bought a camera in the Fall of 2006, and has been making videos ever since. His first video on the Virginia Senate race was discussed in the Washington Times and the National Journal. He has continued creating substantive geopolitical works with videos such as "Two Percent Milk," "Eggs Over Easy," "It's Been Declined,"and "Warcraft: The Rap."




Jan 24 - 8:00 PM
Bader Saleh

Bader Saleh is the star of the show "Esh Elly".

Esh Elly is a very popular Youtube show in Saudi Arabia, whose episodes get millions of views within days of their release.