Monday, September 14, 2015

Farid Hobeiche, the other face of the Lebanese popular movement

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There are many good things about the popular uprising that’s been shaking Lebanon for the past few weeks. The most important one is that, for the first time in Lebanese modern history, citizen found out they had a voice.

They found out that they didn’t need any political party to lead them or religious figure to herd them.

Of course, all this seems a bit messy in a country where almost everyone is supposed to be defined by the sect they’re born into, the region they come from, the color they’re wearing, or the numbers 8 and 14 tattooed on their forehead.

One of these voices is not of a screaming post-puberty revolutionary in Martyr Square, but of a young Lebanese living in Dubai.

As soon as the garbage crisis became a national catastrophe and people started taking to the streets, Farid Hobeiche posted videos on Facebook. Not angry videos, but hilarious takes on what was going on.

With a very British sense of humour and a teddy bear look, Farid Hobeiche created his own brand of comedy – far from the utterly mediocre and dreadfully vulgar so-called funny people, local TVs are plaguing us with.

In so many words: a great comedian is born.

الحل الجذري لازمة النفايات.. From Mr. Lebanon . #thanksbro
Posted by Farid Hobeiche on Saturday, September 12, 2015

#etiquette el Mouzaharat for all of you who missed the show on MTV.
Posted by Farid Hobeiche on Friday, September 4, 2015

Ma 3am efham kif. Any thought would help.
Posted by Farid Hobeiche on Wednesday, September 2, 2015

المشنوق: ممنوع التظاهر امام السراي او ساحة النجمة والمظاهرات تحصل في المدينة الرياضية.
Posted by Farid Hobeiche on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Posted by Farid Hobeiche on Sunday, August 16, 2015

Why airports have many restaurants when they can have CAFEMATIK?
Posted by Farid Hobeiche on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Lebanese #cliche history. (No offense to any of the places I mentioned, I love them all)
Posted by Farid Hobeiche on Thursday, August 6, 2015

I just reached the Million Dollar Question and the answer was easy.
Posted by Farid Hobeiche on Thursday, July 30, 2015

Garbage day with my Tourists.
Posted by Farid Hobeiche on Saturday, July 25, 2015

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