Today, Lebanon lost one of the greats. Sami Khayat has unfortunately passed away leaving behind a 60 year legacy of comic theater. Khayat began his career in the 60s and is long considered as the pioneer of comedy theater in Lebanon. In 2020, the French Ambassador honored Lebanese Khayyat by granting him the French Recognition Medal, to celebrate 60 years of artistic accomplishments. The ceremony was held in the SCAC Gardens, in the French Institute of Lebanon.
Khayyat’s plays are hilarious and timeless and he will truly be missed.
Check out some of his funniest sketches.