Canada Water Theatre presents Arabs Are Not Funny – 12 Nov 2021

Arabs Are Not Funny is back on stage with comedians Maria Shehata , Fatiha El-Ghorri , Mo Magaleo and Farah Sharp.


Friday 12 November, 7.30pm


You might have thought that Arabs couldn’t get any funnier. Think again. After over almost two years of hibernation, four of the funniest Arabs in London are back on stage, in the flesh, funnier than ever before.

Widely regarded as one of the hottest comedy nights among the Arab community and beyond, Arabs Are Not Funny! sees comedians with roots in the Arab world showcasing their talents and attempting to prove the naysayers wrong!

All acts in English.

Arabs Are Not Funny Line up

Farah Sharp

Farah Sharp

Farah is an English-Egyptian comedian based in London. She has performed around the UK as well as in Sydney, Australia. Her stand-up is a mix of quirky opinions and anecdotes, often based around her upbringing or relationships and what she has (…or hasn’t!) learnt from them.

Fatiha El Ghorri

Fatiha El Ghorri

Underneath Fatiha’s colourful hijab is a mind full of cutting observations and engaging witticism of the life and times of a British Muslim woman. Fatiha smashes the Muslim stereotypes and challenges people to think about what they think they know about Islam, Muslims, Muslim women especially. She tackles some tough subjects like Islamophobia and dating by sharing her own experiences which are funny, thought provoking and honest!

As seen on ITV’s ‘The Jonathan Ross Comedy Club’ 2020
As seen on Comedy Central’s ‘Comedy Central at the Edinburgh Fringe’ 2020

Mo Magaleo

Mo Magaleo

A young comedian from Morocco, who grew up in the UK. On stage I talk about growing up in a council estate, having a Muslim background, growing up with Moroccan parent, and many more stories/ observations.

Performed at many big comedy clubs in the UK, Amsterdam, Portugal, Belgium and many more.

Maria Shehata

Maria Shehata

Multi-award winning, Egyptian-American comedian Maria Shehata is rapidly making a name for herself in the UK appearing on BBC, Comic Relief, Dave, and selected as Top 5 Best New Acts of the Edinburgh Fringe by the 99 Club, named Pick of the Fringe, showcased at Latitude, and was tour support for Bill Burr. Her writing has been featured in British Comedy Guide, Radio 4, and the New York Times. She is co-host of the weekly comedy podcast 2 Non Doctors.

Please note this show is 90 minutes long, with breaks between sets. Doors open from 7pm.

We are constantly monitoring the government’s COVID-19 guidelines. Should the situation change, the event will be postponed and bookers will be notified in regards to their options.

Supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation through the Weston Culture Fund


Designed by world renowned architect Piers Gough, partner at CZWG architects, the Canada Water Library opened in November 2011.

The library incorporates a range of cultural and community facilities, reflecting Southwark Council’s ambition to put libraries at the heart of community life.

As part of an innovative partnership with Southwark Council, the 150-seat theatre is managed and programmed by the Albany, South East London’s leading performing arts venue. The Albany has a reputation for visionary programming that reflects the cultural diversity and creative mix of the area. The Albany also manages the suite of six meeting rooms that are available for hire, and the onsite Caff A at Canada Water Library.

So whether you’re coming to a performance, hiring a meeting room, having a coffee or visiting the library we look forward to welcoming you soon.

Contact Canada Water Theatre:

  • Box Office: 020 8692 4446
  • Venue Hire: 020 8692 4446 
  • Operations: 020 7525 2934

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