The first comedy club in Saudi Arabia, AlComedy Club was established in 2012 in Jeddah by Yaser Bakr, a stand-up comedian who, before opening the venue, had no place to hone his craft. Since then, the comedy scene has grown in the Kingdom, buoyed by the new-found exposure comedians get on Twitter, YouTube and other social media platforms.

In addition to a performance venue, AlComedy Club at Hayy Jameel hosts a roster of insightful and innovative interactive workshops designed by industry professionals for a new generation of storytellers.

At the heart of AlComedy Club is a community theatre that aims to gather artists and enthusiasts who share a passion for the performing arts, across a wide array of media.