Standup Comedy at Abjad Howse كوميديا من ابجد هوّز

Stand Up Comedy in Arabic

Five stand up comedians from Abjad Howse championed  a standup Comedy performance organized by the Arab Canadian Cultural Center on Thursday June 20, 2019 at Club Insiders (anti-café/co-work) in Montreal . For the first time in Montreal, an all Arab stand up comedy show was  produced and attended by nearly inter-generational audience of nearly 60 people.

Karim Hamdy, Rania EL Helou, Elias Sadkny, Sandy EL Bitar, and Johnny El Hage put together a 50 minute performance in Arabic language to start together an expected long term journey of Arabic stand-up comedy in north America.


أحيا خمسة من الممثلين الكوميديين في أبجد هوّز عرض ستاند أب  كوميدي نظمه المركز الثقافي العربي الكندي يوم الخميس 20 حزيران 2019 في نادي “الكلوب إنسايدر” في مونتريال. ولأول مرة في مونتريال، تم إنتاج عرض كوميدي عربي كامل وحضره ما يقارب ال  60 شخص من الجمهور

قدم كريم حمدي ، رانيا الحلو ، إلياس صدقني ، ساندي البيطار ، وجوني الحاج عرضًا مدته 50 دقيقة في اللغة العربية لبدء رحلة طويلة متوقعة من الكوميديا العربية في أمريكا الشمالية


Cinq humoristes de Abjad Howse ont présenté un spectacle humoristique organisé par le Centre Culturel Arabe Canadien le Jeudi 20 Juin 2019 au Club Insiders (anti-café / co-travail) à Montréal. Pour la première fois à Montréal, un spectacle d’humour entièrement en Arabe a été produit et a attiré un public intergénérationnel de presque 60 personnes.

Karim Hamdy, Rania EL Helou, Elias Sadkny, Sandy EL Bitar et Johnny El Hage ont présenté une performance de 50 minutes en langue Arabe pour commencer un long parcours de la comédie Arabe en Amérique du Nord.

الإربعا بنصّ الجمعة – Wednesday, The Week’s Middle Finger


AbjadHowse will be taking part in “Making Arts Making Politics“, a project initiated by Concordia University in partnership with “The Alternative” political party from Denmark, and Entremise. from Montreal.

This participation will be an opportunity to try a prototype of a co-creative workshop for the  “Wednesday, The Week’s Middle Finger – الإربعا بنصّ الجمعة ” initiative that will launch in January, 2019.  The co-creative workshop will bring together artists from Arab origin to work together, experiment, and express their thoughts and ideas through art in its diverse form.

The prototype workshop will take place on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 6pm for a period of 3 hours (until 9pm) at Pavilion Canada, Park Jean Drapeau (5 minutes walk from the Casino). A group of artists  will be leaving from Guy-Concordia Metro station (Guy and Maisonneuve) at 5:30pm on that day.

The purpose of “Making Arts Making Politics” is to share across diverse artistic and political platforms our modes and methods that we use to create community, to share ideas, to motivate action, and to enhance the individual and collective sense of self in society..

Who is The Alternative?
The Alternative is a generous, action-oriented international party based in Denmark that has a special focus on creating serious sustainable transition, introducing a new political culture, and harnessing the entrepreneurial creative power of society and individuals. The Alternative is more than a party. It is also a political movement and a cultural voice. Of particular interest to the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University is the fact that The Alternative is one of the few parties to publicly emphasise the role and significance of culture and art in the development of other life values and life strategies aside from material consumption and financial gain. A very strong cultural and artistic commitment runs through all The Alternative’s political proposals, events and actions which creates verve, dynamics, and a feeling of freedom in everything they say, do, and recommend.