Ten of the UK’s leading Arab comedians are taking to stage to raise money for Hands Up. 

The legendary Arabs Are Not Funny comedy night is putting on a special performance at Grand Junction on 25th May at 7.30pm.  

The lineup features Prince Abdi, Esther Manito, Isabelle Farah, Omar Badawy, Hilal Kassem, Elie Maalouf, Talal Karkouti, Ahmed Ibrahim, Mamoun Elagab and Farah Sharp.   

All profits will go to support our health and education programmes in Syria and Lebanon, where access to these services is limited, if available at all.  

This is more vital than ever following the catastrophic earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria in February, which killed tens of thousands of people, and left multiples more injured and homeless. Before this disaster, 14.6 million people in Syria needed humanitarian assistance as a result of years of destruction from conflict. Now this number will increase dramatically.  

Rose Essam, CEO at Hands Up Foundation, said “This special edition of Arabs Are Not Funny will help support the life-saving work our partners are doing thanks to our funding.  

“These earthquakes are yet another brutal blow to Syrians who have experienced years of destruction as a result of the conflict. The road to recovery will be long and challenging, but with your help and generosity, Hands Up will be there to enable their partners to deliver aid now and in the future.  

“By buying a ticket, you will be joining us in an important step on that road. In contrast to this sober subject, you’ll also be having a bundle of laughs.”  

Tickets come in tiered levels of £25, £35, or £50. These are available on the Grand Junction website.

The evening is presented by Arts Canteen and Hands Up Foundation, in collaboration with Grand Junction.