Information:

  • Name: Omar 'WS' Ramzi​

 

  • Comedy language(s): English and Arabic mixed 

 

  • Target Audience: English speaking Arabs and expats in the MENA region

 

  • Based in: U.A.E.

 

  • Has performed in: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, U.A.E, U.K, Finland and Ireland

 

  • Has perfomed with: Maz Jobrani,Ahmad Ahmad, Dean Edwards, Angelo Tsarouchas, Erik Griffin, Tamer Kattan Wonho Chung, Omar Hussein, Fahad Al-Butairy and others

 

  • Willing to travel: Yes

 

  • Clean set available: Yes

 

  • Set times: 15, 30 and 45 minutes

 

Biography:

Born and raised in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Omar grew up in an expat compound and was always surrounded by very diverse people from every corner of the Earth. To him it was like growing up in a kind of bizarre scientific experiment where within the compound the rules and customs of Saudi Arabia didn't apply but just outside those walls was a different world! To mix things up even more his mother is Irish and his father is white Sudanese! So obviously he has lived a very confusing life, "you don't get to choose these things as he says". He is one of the pioneers of stand-up  comedy in Saudi Arabia and started off by doing underground, not-exactly-legal comedy shows all over the Kingdom ever since he auditioned for Smile Productions back in 2008. Since then he has headlined his own shows and opened for big names such as Ahmad Ahmad, Angelo Tsarouchas, Wonho Chung, Erik Griffin, Maz Jobrani, Dean Edwards, Jeff Mirza and others. In comedy he is affectionately known as 'WS' the White Sudani by his fans and friends. He moved to Egypt in 2012 and has been performing with Al Hezb el Comedy for several years in many different venues all over Cairo and Alexandria. He was also featured with Al Hezb el Comedy on CNN international. In 2013 he was one of the finalists on the KitKat Arabia Comedy Break competition. A reality-tv type show in which comedians from all over the Arab world competed together in Dubai. More recently in 2016 he placed 6th in the Laugh Factory's Funniest Person in the World Competition held in Finland where 89 comedians from 56 countries competed for the title. He has also performed on Comedy Central Arabia's new show 'Comedy Central Presents' which airs on OSN on February 5th 2017. He has performed at public and private events in the U.K, Ireland and U.A.E.

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