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Friday, January 19 • 7:15pm - 8:45pm
Hilarious Habibis

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Hilarious Habibis – hosted by Gena B. Jones and Lynn Maleh – is Hollywood's FIRST EVER standup showcase featuring Middle Eastern/North African [MENA] comedians. The show, which has been featured in Alaraby TV and Between East, aims to bring together a diverse group of artists and audiences to laugh about everything, from brown parent trauma and cultural hiccups to AMC commercials and lube. What began as a way for MENA comedians to get in front of agents and managers has evolved into something so much bigger: a countercultural hub for the MENA community in LA and beyond. Past shows have featured a range of up-and coming and established MENA comics, including Bassem Youssef, Maz Jobrani, Dina Hashem, Aristotle Athari, Dave Merheje, and Crystal Marie.

With guests Christie Bahna, Bita Joudaki, Dauood Naimyar, Arash Narchi and Murahd Shawki ($28, All Ages)

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Arash Narchi

Arash Narchi is a Vancouver-based comedian who has lived in Tehran, Dubai and LA. Arash brings his multicultural background and everyday observations to the stage. He has been featured on Tinder Tales on Tour, White Rock Buskers & Comedy Festival and has performed in Montreal, Austin... Read More →
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Bita Joudaki

Bita Joudaki is an Iranian-Canadian writer, comedian and filmmaker. Bita has performed comedy across Canada and the US at festivals like Vancouver International Improv Festival, Combustion Festival and Motor City Comedy Festival. Bita earned a Leo Award nomination for her directorial... Read More →
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Christie Bahna

Christie Bahna is a comic, writer, and voice actor (SAG/AFTRA) based in Los Angeles. As a first-generation Egyptian American and attorney, Christie's work explores the interplay between culture, law, and identity... and the legal implications of slipping on banana peels. Christie... Read More →
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Dauood Naimyaar

Dauood Naimyar recently taped a Comedy Central stand-up set in February.  Last year, Dauood was just a "New Face" at Just For Laughs 2022. Dauood’s comedic perspective is shaped by the duality of his constant need to fit in, and his relentless desire to be different. His search... Read More →
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Gena B. Jones

Gena B. Jones is a Syrian-Mexican-American writer, comedian and show producer based in Los Angeles. She got her start doing comedy on the East Coast before moving to LA in 2018.In 2019, she was selected to be a comedian in development at the Hollywood Improv Comedy Club on Melrose... Read More →
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Lynn Maleh

Called "up-and-coming" by the LA Times, Lynn Maleh is a Syrian-American TV writer and standup comedian whose last name means salty, which she is. She's written for Act Your Age on Bounce TV, The Onion, Reductress, and McSweeney’s and has performed on The New York Comedy Festival... Read More →
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Murahd Shawki

Murahd Shawki is fresh off the success of his special taping with Don't Tell Comedy "Dirty Little Immigrant Boy." Clips from his special on topics such as racial ambiguity, his Egyptian heritage, and mental health have received over 35,000,000 views cumulatively across major social... Read More →

Friday January 19, 2024 7:15pm - 8:45pm PST
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