When it comes to comedy, nothing beats Arabic humor. The internet has allowed for Arab creativity to truly shine with hilarious channels cropping up that really reflect the spirit of the Middle East. Check out these three comedy YouTube channels from across the Arab world that will light up your day:
1) Bath Bayakha (Jordan)
The Jordanian comedy sketch show, created by Tamir Naber and Johnny Dabeet and starring Wissam Tobeileh and Rami Delshad, catapulted to success right out off the bat in 2010, with hilarious takes on Arab and Jordanian culture. In the video below, Bath Bayakha parodies every Arab kid’s favorite football player, Captain Majid.
2) Eysh Elly (Saudi Arabia) –
With over 2 million subscribers, Eysh Elly is the most subscribed to comedy YouTube channel in the Middle East, delivering high quality comedic content (usually involving host Bader Saleh nitpicking other Saudi YouTube clips) since the channel’s start in 2011.
3) Joe Tube (Egypt) –
You can’t talk about Arab comedy without involving Egyptians in one form or another. Joe Tube is a rising political satirical comedy program that started in 2013 with host Joe Hussen, and now has over 1,180,000 subscribers.