Just Like Us

A celebration of culture and comedy.
 

Just Like Us story line

Modern technology and globalization have made the world a much smaller place and caused us to be more interconnected as people, yet cultural misconceptions persist. Through a celebration of culture and comedy, this film uproots the widely held misconception that Arabs have no sense of humor – when in fact they laugh, and are, just like us.

This documentary features Egyptian-American comedian Ahmed Ahmed, in his directorial debut, along with a host of critically acclaimed international stand-up comedians. Presented by Cross Cultural Entertainment and Cross Cultural Productions, Just Like Us exemplifies their goal of reintroducing socially relevant issues to the world in an effort to build cultural bridges in this age of greater tolerance, understanding and acceptance. The film documents four countries in the Middle East, showcasing the cultures of Dubai, Lebanon, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Egypt with sold out crowds totaling over 20,000 people.

Contemporary stand-up comedy has the powerful ability to provide relief, encourage a younger generation, break down barriers and serves as a platform for cross cultural dialogue. This art form is very new to the Middle East and older generations did not have the opportunity to appreciate this creative platform. However, through the current Internet age stand-up comedy has flourished in the Arab region over the past few years, and continues to show us that laughter is the common language of the world.

  • Short Synyposis:

    The director takes us on a hilarious tour from Dubai to Beirut, Riyadh to New York with a gaggle of other stand-up talent. Along the way, taboos of culture and geopolitics are exploded, and a younger generation of both comedy talents and audiences is born.

  • MPAA: Not rated
  • Duration: 1:11:50
  • Released: June 10, 2011
  • TV System: NTSC
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Format(s): HD, 1080p
  • Available Territories: Worldwide
  • Director: Ahmed Ahmed
  • Writer(s): Ahmed Ahmed
  • Producer(s): Ahmed Ahmed
  • Production Co.: Cross Cultural Entertainment
  • Cast: Ahmed Ahmed, Ted Alexandro, Sherif Azab,Whitney Cummings, Tommy Davidson, Omid Djalili
  • Crew:
  • Official website:
  • Official Trailer:
  • Press Kit:
  • Video on-demand:
  • Screener Available: Yes
  • Film placed:

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

YouTube

LinkedId

Vimeo

Google Plus

Follow Me on Pinterest
  • TV series poster. Art, 3D CGI and illustration by SiliconStudio.

    Pinned: 9 Mar 2014
  • Bob Marley’s music and legacy was and will always be an inspiration to past and future generations and to me. Stoked to be a part of #TeamMarley || Alexis Rivera

    Pinned: 8 Dec 2013
  • Like a true boss...

    Pinned: 15 Nov 2013
  • NWD 2013 Indent Leader

    Pinned: 14 Nov 2013
  • newNWDwebsite-coverShot-2

    Pinned: 14 Nov 2013
  • Life Goes On

    Pinned: 14 Nov 2013
  • Somewhere West Trailer

    Pinned: 14 Nov 2013
  • Chasing Rainbows Trailer

    Pinned: 14 Nov 2013
  • Cherkess

    Pinned: 14 Nov 2013
  • BBoy for Life

    Pinned: 14 Nov 2013