The funniest comedian by far in Lebanon – Fady Reaidy
Every time there’s a new comedy-oriented talk show in Lebanon, I watch the first couple of episodes to see if it’s any good or as lame as the other ones. Back in 2013, I had high hopes for Adel Karam’s show because I loved his character on SLCHI and he did start with a couple of decent episodes but after that it was all down hill. Hisham Haddad’s LOL was never funny and I’m not a fan of his new show as well. Arze’s new show barely lasted a couple of months before it got stopped and of course Rodolphe’s show not only failed to impress but was a ripoff of Ellen’s show.
So what do talks shows in Lebanon, at least most of them, have in common?
1- The hosts are never funny. They all have this same “jale2a” trait and have a massive ego.
2- The band is usually funnier than the host. One example is 3as3us on Arze’s show, Anthony and Shant are hilarious but Arze was terrible.
3- Audience clapping is never in sync. The audience (Age range 12-16) also laughs randomly even when there are no jokes being told.
4- North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is a popular topic on these shows. Don’t ask me why.
5- The funny YouTube videos they show are at least 10 years old.
6- They steal most of the jokes from social media and pretend the jokes are theirs.
7- When the ratings are low, they get Myriam Klink or Mariam Nour.
8- Guests are always dressed up for a wedding.
9- Teleprompter abuse: They never improvise.
10- They bash all politicians then welcome them and praise them.
You make some really good points, but really trust me, I used to hate Hisham Haddad and everything related to him, but his new show is brilliant,and adding the co host Jad it was the cherry on the top. So witty and very creative both of them. I think you should give it another chance. Also let’s not forget about CHINN, one of my favorites.
ChiNN Is on another level 🙂
couldn’t agree more with point number 1 !
the hosts are “jel2in” and “t2al el dam” i never saw a natural funny smart host
it’s pure jalegha lebanese style!
I agree on most the points, however, what our moderators lack is education! If you consider they background if these persons, most of them are not even university graduates! If you compare them with other moderators of late night shows for example shown on international channels, you will notice a huge gap in their professional approach. You notice very well that the foreign moderators are very much educated, they go into deep topics and improvise jokes during the discussions. When watching our moderators, you feel that every joke and remark was planned ahead. Besides, most of their efforts are usually done at the very beginning, but once they get famous they become noticeably arrogant and they expect the audience to laugh at whatever they say. They even try to manipulate the audience watching from home by triggering the audience attending the show to laugh as if they were puppets, beside the fact that they pay them to come ($8 per person, usually school students). And 99% of their jokes are made by humiliating others. They don’t know any other mean to make people laugh. They even use common jokes that we heard of years ago and pretend that they were the first to come up with this joke. And the most disturbing thing is the use of bad words and the imitation of gays! I think these moderators have no respect to audience. They don’t care if this will effect the children watching their show or not, they simply don’t care, all they care of is making money, it’s disgusting!