Arabs Are Not Funny

Arabs Are Not Funny (Comedy): After three sold-out editions, Arts Canteen’s show will return with a new line-up of comedians representing the Arab world and surrounding regions. Hosted by Tez Ilyas, this edition's headliners will be Maria Shehata (Egypt/USA) and Walaa Sbait (Palestine). Comedy awards-winner Shehata was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and has travelled the globe charming audiences with her unlikely blend of Mid-east and American Mid-west perspectives. Whilst Sbait is a community theater actor-activist, originally from the displaced Palestinian village of Iqrith, Haifa who has a distinctive musical touch, incorporating traditional Palestinian tunes with electronic music and reggae. Her act will be accompanied by Saz player Hamza Arnaout (Jordan). Taking place on 17 October, 2015 at Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA.