As the days’ tick by in our new COVID normal, we’ve somehow found ourselves in Fall… With the devastating (to some) news that Starbucks has discontinued their pumpkin spice latte in the UAE and with social distancing restrictions still in place across the world, it’s a bleak start to the season. But it’s not all gloom & doom (although Halloween is approaching)! We’ve put together a list of local and international comedians you can watch while you munch to keep your spirits up! Plus, if you read carefully, you’ll find a promo code broken up within this blog post that when pieced together will get new users their first meal on MUNCH:ON for free!
1. Ali Al Sayed
If you’ve been looking for some local UAE comedy talent, look no further. Co-founder of Dubomedy (one of the first comedy clubs in the UAE) Ali Al Sayed is a true local legend. If you live in the UAE or any other Arab country you’ll be laughing your way through his sets. Check out his Instagram @alisayedcomedy and scroll through his IGTV for some seriously relatable humor (for example: getting directions in Dubai…)
2. Maysoon Zayid
One of the first Muslim women to break the international comedy scene, Maysoon Zayid, a Palestinian-American, will make you laugh even when you think you shouldn’t be. Check out her insightful & funny TED Talk “I’ve got 99 problems…Palsy is just one” and you’ll see exactly what we mean. We also recommend you check out her Twitter feed & Instagram for daily updates & a quick chuckle.
3. Ali Wong
If you don’t already follow Ali Wong on Instagram, do it now. A scroll through her account with your MUNCH:ON lunch will have you feeling better in no time. For dinner, check out her Netflix specials ‘A Hard Knock Wife’ and ‘Baby Cobra’, and laugh your way through the entire evening. These sets are particularly relevant for those who are married or have children!
4. Celeste Barber
Celeste sprung to fame through her hilarious recreations of celebrity Instagram posts and is now a bonafide celebrity comedian herself. She hasn’t forgotten her Instagram roots though, and you can find a treasure trove of standup comedy gems in her IGTV as well as the content she became famous for on her page.
5. Jack Whitehall
For a spot of British comedy, check out Jack Whitehall. Not only is his Instagram account a quick way to lift your mood (top tip: read the captions) but his Netflix series ‘Travels with my father’ will keep you entertained as we head towards winter (or at least Dubai’s version of winter). Or you can binge on an entire series in one night and still have another one waiting for you tomorrow!
This Fall season will be different to the last but we hope these comedians keep you entertained while you munch. And, don’t forget to search for the promo code above! For first-time users all you need to do is type the code in after you sign up on MUNCH:ON and your first meal is on us.
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