First we got Saturday Night Live Arabia, and now the newest voice in late night television is on The Dubai Talk Show.
We know Egyptians are the funniest people in the region, no questions asked; have you not seen Saturday Night Live Arabia? Well now the Arab comedy world is following in our footsteps and is expanding to include the first late night show filmed in Dubai: The Dubai Talk Show.
Much like the style of Trevor Noah, Craig Ferguson, John Oliver, and James Corden, the show's host is not originally from the country where it's filmed. It took a Greek to launch this genre in the UAE, but it's Loubo Siois unique comedic stylings that'll keep you tuning in. His wacky point of view comes from doing something we all love to do (and wish we could find a way to get paid to do): sitting back and watching TV. "I enjoy the weirdness of Conan O'Brien, humility during interviews of Jimmy Kimmel, and Jimmy Fallon's artistic behaviour when it comes to singing, dancing or playing games," Siois shares of the West's comedic greats.
But it's not only American late night shows that influenced this academic-entrepreneur-turned-TV-host "I highly admire Bassem Youssef; for a political satirist, I have to admit he can be very charming," he says, adding that this charm is something he tries to show in every interview.
So far the show has featured French cover band Nouvelle Vague, Carla Bruni, Martin Gore of Depeche Mode, and Hollywood Producer Jeff Gomez. In the coming weeks you can expect to see DJ Armin Van Buuren, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Sunny Leone. Plus, Siois tells us we can expect surprise guests, including several Egyptians. Wonder who...
The show films once a month and airs on numerous international channels. Here in Egypt, you can tune into the show on YouTube and on FOX starting in August.