The Cradle of Comedy


“Stand-up comedy in the Middle East?  What’s funny about the Middle East?”  The rich culture of the Middle East also has a rich vein of comedy & humour that we seldom get to see, but when you dig deeper the results are hilarious.

The Cradle of Comedy follows 6 comedians with Middle Eastern backgrounds as they perform in the Middle East, America and Australia to large crowds and sometimes controversial topics.  Showcasing the talents of Maz Jobrani, Ahmed Ahmed, Maysoon Zayid, Anthony Salame, Ronnie Khalil, Maria Shehata and Ray Badran, The Cradle of Comedy explores universal topics such as mothers, dating and getting older as well as controversial topics such as terrorism and the shifting roles of women in the Middle East.  Filmed in Nazareth, Ramallah, Beirut, Sydney, and Boston, The Cradle of Comedy is an eye-opening experience of spreading peace with a punchline.


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