One can’t miss attending a stand-up comedy when living in Lebanon. Not just because Lebanese stand-up comedians are hilarious but also because their shows are exactly what we need to forget for an hour or two our worries and hardships.
These shows are not exactly an escape from the harsh reality of our Lebanese politics and social issues. They do tap into it big time and get us to laugh about the ridiculousness and the drollery expressed nonetheless with common sense.
Stand-Up Comedy is not only therapeutic. It’s also a form of activism for social and political change, as demonstrated by many studies.
There are many restaurants and pubs in Lebanon opening a safe place to enjoy these shows. Here are some of them that you should consider adding to your bucket list for cheerful things to do.
A very friendly place to hang out around a bite and drinks, or to work and study, Riwaq is also a place where open-mics are organized. Don’t miss out on an open-mic night to discover new talents and enjoy the whole night laughing.