April 28, 2019

Star Saudi comedian Hisham Fageeh, best known for his YouTube channel (especially the video No Women No Drive) and for the 2016 film Barakah Meets Barakah, now available on Netflix, came to discuss the state of satire and comedy in Saudi Arabia. In conversation with Dr. Marwan Kraidy, Professor of Communication and the Anthony Shadid Chair in Global Media, Politics and Culture at the Annenberg School for Communication of the University of Pennsylvania, Hisham Fageeh conveyed the complexities of political humor and satire in a country that is increasingly unreceptive to such.