Wonho Chung - one of the Middle East's best known and beloved comedians - will be performing one night only in NYC on Thursday, August 8, 2013. Wonho will perform in Arabic. This will be the first show ever headlined by a comedian performing in Arabic at a mainstream NYC comedy club. Tickets available via Brown Paper Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/419678
Wonho Chung is a critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, singer, musician, interviewer and media personality. Born to South Korean and Vietnamese parents, Wonho was raised in Jordan speaking Arabic as his mother tongue. His fluency in the language of the region and immersion in its culture from childhood have given this multi-talented entertainer a unique Asian-Arab perspective, enabling him to make a strong connection with audiences in that part of the world.
Wonho's comedy career began in 2007, when Showtime Arabia approached him to join the 'Axis of Evil' comedy tour as the North Korean character they were looking for. Wonho toured with the revue for a month, performing 27 shows in front of 20,000 people in Jordan, Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon and Dubai. His subsequent first television appearance came in Show Comedy's follow-up mini-series to that tour, titled Three guys and Wonho, which won a golden trophy at the 2008 Promax BDA awards ceremony held in Dubai.
Here are two clips of Wonho's stand up from his TV Special (with English subtitles):
http://youtu.be/-BbJoJFu1Vc and http://youtu.be/xtP6ueN02RE
Wonho Chung's NYC performance will include special guest: Ali Al Sayed - Dubbed "Dubai's King of Comedy" by Ahlan magazine, Ali has appeared on MBC, OSN, Dubai One, BBC and more: http://www.alsayedcomedy.com/
The show is hosted by Arab-American comedian Dean Obeidallah - one of the stars of Comedy Central's "Axis of Evil" special and seen on numerous TV shows including ABC's "The View," "Comics Unleashed," VH1's Big Morning Buzz, and he can be seen weekly on CNN. www.deanofcomedy.com
August 8, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Tickets: $15 in advance and $20 at the door. There is a 2 beverage minimum for all attending.
Tickets available exclusively via Brown Paper Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/419678 or by calling 800-838-3006