Sat 16th May 2020 - 7:00pm
Sun 17th May 2020 - 6:00pm
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“War, what is it good for?” That’s the thought that popped into Fady Kassab’s head as he stood in front of a tank as a young child. Now, more than 30 years later, he has the answer: “Stand-up comedy.”
Australian National Raw Comedy Winner 2019, Fady Kassab, a child of war of 17 years in Lebanon, flashes back to bitter-sweet, funny childhood memories that are constantly reflected in his daily life in Australia.
Fady, a former SBS Radio Arabic program host, has seen his share of wild, turbulent times in the Middle East, a region that keeps on giving… great material. He tells horrifyingly funny tales about growing up in a war zone, migrating, seamlessly blending into Australian culture and the storm that is migration, war, marriage, kids, separation, racism, health and ageing.
Chortle Review of Fady Kassab at the Melbourne Raw Comedy National Grand Final:
Fady Kassab felt like a winner from his very first joke, and so it proved. He certainly has the background for fascinating material having grown up in the Lebanon war zone – and not many comics can draw on experience like that, with tales of seeing Israeli soldiers in their tanks on his street. Kassab used these memories – and his subsequent life settling down as an immigrant in Sydney– for smart, sharp and purposeful jokes, dodging ethnic cliche and delivery with certainty.
From Chortle Review at the “So You Think You’re Funny” Grand final in Edinburgh:
Fady Kassab, who has you hooked from his first sentence when he reveals he lived amid the Lebanese war for 17 years. And he has you laughing in the second with a cracking joke about the invading force.
That set the tone for his set: proper gags – often puns – and a backstory you want to hear. Whenever he performs his solo festival debut, the publicity will sort itself out.
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