- STAND UP! YA ARAB! will bring together Arab stand-up talent for 30 episodes throughout Ramadan
- The series will air the First of Ramadan on OSN Yahala and OSN Comedy and stream exclusively on OSN+
OSN, the region’s leading TV entertainment company for premium content, today announced the launch of an OSN Original Ramadan series, STAND UP! YA ARAB! which will air throughout the holy month on linear channels OSN Yahala and OSN Comedy, and stream exclusively on OSN+. Each episode will feature 30 minutes of stand-up comedy talent from all over the Arab world.
The series was created to become a platform for emerging Arab stand-up comedians and a showcase for Arab audiences to discover regional comedic talent. STAND UP! YA ARAB! will highlight 60 comedians from the Arab World, including Sheikha Al Khalidi, Mohamed Maher, Ammar Najjar, Stephanie Ghalbouni, Abdulla Al Ansari and Ghada Salah. Reflecting the rich cultural landscape of the Middle East and North Africa was an important factor when choosing the line-up for the program. As a result, the funny men and women chosen for the series hail from 12 countries, including the UAE, Kuwait, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Lebanon and Egypt.
Giving a diverse group of comedians a stage to bring authentic, personal, and relevant stories to an Arabic speaking audience, the talent for STAND UP! YA ARAB! was chosen through a rigorous selection process and brings a variety of dialects and narratives to a wide segment of regional viewers.
“With viewer-centricity at the heart of OSN, we are dedicated to producing impactful original content that exceeds expectations and resonates with our regional audience,” said Fiona Robertson, Acting Head of OSN Originals. “The series will showcase the amazing emerging talent from all over the region.”
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