After many years in the making, on May 13, 2017 I filmed my very first 1 hour stand-up comedy special entitled Araby by Nature at Warehouse Four in Dubai! I decided to perform, and film, two shows back-to-back. That way, if anything went wrong technically or if I messed up the timing of a joke … More Araby by Nature: My Comedy Special
About 5 years ago, while living in Jumeriah Lake Towers, my husband, sister and I came home to an awful stankity stench! It wasn’t there when we left that morning, but boy was it there with a vengeance that evening! We sniffed around to find the source. All noses led to the extra bathroom that … More The Curious Case of the Stankity Stench
In line with the Ghostbusters ll release I was asked to write an article about women in comedy. So I did. It was rejected for being, well, too smart. Rather than doing a rewrite, I thought I’d post it (as is) on my own blog. Sometimes it’s good to analyze the facts. Rise of the Funny … More Too School for Cool
Within the span of a month Muslim women were forced to remove their burkinis in France and a woman in abaya was set on fire by a tourist in New York City. Meanwhile in Spain, a Muslim woman was kicked in the stomach so hard she had a miscarriage despite begging her attacker for mercy. … More Behind the Scenes: Muslim Women Uncovered
My husband’s mother tongue is Arabic though his English is excellent. When I first met him I thought he had studied, or lived, in the USA because he has a strong American accent when speaking English. To my surprise, neither were the case! His accent came from growing up watching American sitcoms and movies. Come … More Lost in Translation: What’s on the radio? No, who’s on the radio!