Arabs Are Not Funny

Saturday 8 July, 7:30 pm - 9:05 pm

Royal Court Studio
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You might have thought that Arabs couldn’t get any funnier. Think again. The funniest Arab comedians in London are coming to Liverpool, in the flesh, funnier than ever before at the Royal Court Studio.

This special edition of Arabs Are Not Funny is performed by four Arab comedians as part of Liverpool Arab Arts Festival 2023.

Widely regarded as one of the hottest comedy nights among the Arab community and beyond! Arabs Are Not Funny sees comedians with roots in the Arab world attempt to prove the naysayers wrong! (Time Out)

Esther Manito

A Lebanese-British stand-up comedian and winner of Best Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival. After reaching the finals of So You Think You’re Funny and the Funny Women awards, her debut solo show led to an appearance on Live at the Apollo (BBC Two).

Fatiha El-Ghorri

A British-Moroccan writer, actor and regular on the UK comedy circuit. Her observational stand-up and wonderful witticism take you on a whirlwind journey that pulls apart and challenges Muslim stereotypes. When she is not doing stand-up, you may see Fatiha on your TV screens, including The Jonathan Ross Show and Russell Howard Comedy Hour.

Farah Sharp

An English-Egyptian comedian based in London. She has performed around the UK as well as in Sydney, Australia. Her stand-up is a mix of quirky opinions and anecdotes, often based around her upbringing or relationships and what she has (or hasn’t!) learnt from them.

Talal Karkouti

British-born, Syrian-bred Talal brings stand-up and music together in a gloriously furious and raucous way. Talal took to lockdown very well. You could say he’s been training all his life for it. But even he’s ready to get back on stage and bring all his songs, silliness and pent-up fury with him.

Produced By Arts Canteen in association with Liverpool Arab Arts Festival.

All acts in English.


Performance Information 

Approximate show duration: 95 minutes including a 20 minute interval.

Age Rating: 18+

Please note – the bar will close 15 minutes before the advertised start time. Latecomers will not be admitted so please arrive in good time.

Please contact Box Office on 0151 709 4321 if you require wheelchair access. There are two wheelchair spaces available for each show.

If you want to have dinner before the show, we recommend the Courtyard Bar & Kitchen next door to the theatre. Book a table on their website by clicking here.

Venue: Royal Court Studio, 1 Roe Street, Liverpool, L1 1HL

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