Yesterday was the first episode of Adel Karam’s much anticipated show “Hayda Haki” on MTV. Hayda Haki is a late night show very similar to the talk shows we see in the US (like The Tonight Show with Jay Leno) and is hosted by Comedian Adel Karam.
I had high expectations for this show, which is rarely the case for Lebanese shows, and it didn’t fail to impress! The introduction was a bit cliché and boring but then things got better and better. Adel promised that he will criticize everyone, which I didn’t believe at first, but he did mock Hezbollah and Mustaqbal, Berri, Aoun and even Strida Geagea and the Lebanese Forces in the first part of the show. He also mocked Ahlam, Nidal el Ahmadiyyeh and new Lebanese songs.
Moreover, the best part of the show was with Interior Minister Marwan Charbel. The interview was freaking hilarious and the minister was funny (in a good way this time). Adel was quite daring with his questions which took me by surprise to be honest. I think it’s better if you watch it and judge for yourself.
All in all, this was a great start for a very promising show and I hope they keep it up this way.
“freaking hilarious” ? i was looking forward for it too but i got really disappointed.
1- Has adel ever heard of “Improvisation” rather than reading a joke ??
2- Shallow jokes that lack research.
3- Very Very Very expected topics and most all of the topics are cliches with one or two exceptions.
If thats a Jay Leno or Bassem Youssef wanna be i think he is never gonna be 😛
FAIL FAIL FAIL pew pew pew
I agree with you Marza, I expected much more from Adel.
what a negative spirit marz!
I though as Najib said the intro was a bit boring. Adel needed some time to break the ice but then the show got way better. Can’t say as a start he wasn’t daring and made some good jokes.
Surely, if this show was run by Nemr it would have been much much better but let’s give the guy some credit. This show could turn out to be one of the best shows in town if it develops and Adel loosens up a little bit, improves is character and act a little less pretentious in the future episodes.
:'( no negative spirit
“Surely, if this show was run by Nemr it would have been much much better but let’s give the guy some credit.” HAHAHAHAHA ohh how juvenile, you think Nemr is a comedian. Cute.
Absolutely right. This episode (not to say the show) was a total fail. And sure, if Nemr was presenting, it would have been a super fail.
The show was not great yesterday. Nothing special, no funny jokes, he tried to be funny with Marwan Charbel but what I saw was not funny at all.
How many freekin times did he repeat ”ma3aleh el wazir??” we got it the first time, we know who he is… When Leno receives OBAMA he just calls him Mr President not ”fakhamet el ra2is el imad el amid el 2eddis el 3azim”…
And what is the problem with the audience applauding every 8 seconds? even when nothing justifies it…
Anyway, I hope the next times will be better.
I wish someone could edit this and get the best parts of it. Watching it all is boring … to death.
Agreed, very boring, superficial topics, lacks research, never touches on real political points or social for that matter. If you are a fan of any similar western show (not just US) you would be really let down by watching this. lacks proper courage. Courage is not putting a sign of two people in doggy style on the air or making superficial fun of a political party. It was so superficial I can’t even fathom how the audience accepted to applauded, even when prompted. I like Adel, i wish him the best. i just rather he lets down these superficial Arab barriers and actually touch on real topics, all be it in a funny way. Each of S Colbert or J Stewart manages to grill their guests, take them to town, but in a decent and nice way, while everyone is still friends. No need to be fake and no need to exchange freak’n presents at the end! What in the world was that? Again, I like Adel I hope he morphs this show into something acceptable. But then again, I quite honestly think he does not have the persona for this type of satirical news thing. Unless he surprises me with new talents, he seems to be more of a situational light comedy type of guy, à la libanaise, of course with a bit of zanékha. This show requires a funny character and a witted individual, who also has depth, knowledge, insight and a sense of light criticism that allows people to take him seriously and to be influenced by such positions.
I loved the Tele Lumiere part between Adel and Marwan Charbel “chou baddak t2ello la Mar Charbel?” “Min chafi3ak?” You never hear questions like that on any channel outside.
When are tv presenters going to understand that?
What! I managed to be annoyed for a while… Totally unnatural and does not make sense. Maybe benchmarking against john Stewart is not fair but this show is a big fail. Meh!
Anywho this HAYDA HAKI show will end up with Motreebeen and Motreebat singing on stage …
Notice the Gift exchange part… A person in public office should never accept gifts as it can be interpreted as “rashwe”
As for Adel, he jumps from topic to topic heik, 3adi 3adi, fata7na mawdou3 sakarna mawdou3… there is no moral to the story…
I had high hopes for this show. Can’t say they were met at all.
First, before I get into the show, can someone please send a new director of photography to MTV. The camera work is absolutely appalling. If I see one more pan of the audience, I’m gonna smash my screen. Also, I’ve never seen weirder (and more distracting) angles of a human being. And stop switching between cameras every 4 seconds.
But, I think the horrible camerawork does well to distract us from the show’s poor content. The show has done absolutely no research at all. The topics covered were random, no continuity, and nothing deep. A satirical show of this type is supposed to inform as well as humour, especially if it’s political. It completely failed at that. It also should take an editorial line, but lacks the courage to do so.
I have to say I agree with most of the comments here. If you want a show that is more like ‘The Daily Show’ or ‘The Colbert Report’ then ChiNN is by far the best. It is the only show that is really in touch with whats going on in Lebanon and represents the the youth of country (in terms of what they want, and how they perceive what is going on). It is unfortunate that they are in their last season.
As for the clapping every 8 seconds I’ve heard that audiences for most shows in Lebanon are paid to come and watch. There is also a person who tells them when to clap.The clapping is more frequent in this case because it is ma3ali who is speaking and obviously whatever he says is pure gold.
Dudes looks like najib’s bar is set different then the rest! great critics lol…
The clapping is very annoying since some times we hear random claps where there is no need at all. Other than that there is a problem which is you can’t know when he is talking seriously and when he is talking sarcastically (talking about the interview with Marwan Charbel), this is little annoying too. Other than that, Adel is doing a nice approach which is to ease the mood at first then starts to ask daring questions that no one asks.
Sadly this looks like not only boring but very cheap production. Fails miserably.
I can’t even start to compare with Bassem Yousef who has become a legend!!
Adel’s hayda haki didn’t manage to make me smile ! It’s neither comedy nor as fun as the 8:00 o’clock news !! It is bland, with no personality nor any fun !
I agree with all the comments on bad DOP , director, staged clapping …
No material no production … No spontaneity ! I think he should watch Bassem Yousuf a million times before he starts shooting five minutes. This show must stop! Otherwise it will be The joke of MTV !! How did it pass thru to air !!!!