In such times, a laugh is needed every now and then and I hope the content of this post entertains you as much as it entertained me when I saw it.
New to the Lebanese internet scene is an Instagram account (link) and Facebook page (link) called Kawalees Beirut. Caline Kajouni, a friend of mine, and with the help of two of her friends: Taline and Patrick, decided to re-create many of the scenes we’re exposed to as Lebanese and put a twist to them.
What if, for instance, you could take a jab at all those Lebanese series where people are in makeup and cocktail dresses all the time even when they go to bed?
What if you could do to that friend who’s stealing your fries exactly what you had in mind as you saw their fingers slither on the table towards your plate?
What if you could do to that doctor who doesn’t listen and wants to compensate for all his years of not making money exactly what you thought of as they wrote you a panadol perscription?
The trio try to answer such questions of our lives and more in extremely funny and short videos that they’re posting on their pages.
My favorite is by far the one about normal Lebanese versus Lebanese in series waking up from sleep:
Another hilarious one is what happens when you step on a Birkenstock, which is admittedly much more painful than stepping on anything else:
Or how to handle the latest heat-wave we got:
Or when you have a friend who never shuts up (guilty as charged):
Or when you don’t wanna give your car to the valet parking service:
Or when pesky Arabic tirashrash music wakes you up from your Sunday nap:
Or when your friends are trying to converse at a bar:
There are many more videos where those came from. You can check out their Instagram page here and their Facebook page here. They’re already up to over 3500 followers between both pages so you know they’re up to something really good.
This is the kind of comedy that I think we need more of in this country: something not cliche, full of humor and with a sarcastic take on our daily lives. Lebanese comedians, take note: three people who have nothing to do with your field are giving you a few lessons.