About Us

Our Founders and Directors

Mina Liccione

Creative Director and Comedian

What do you get if you put together a trapeze artiste, a Broadway dancer, an award-winning comedian and MC, and a performing arts professor? Mina Liccione! Mina is the grand dame of comedy in the UAE. She brought her larger-than-life personality and incredible talents and experience gained as a professional performer and educator in America to Dubai in 2007 with one aim – to get the Middle East laughing, and she has never looked back. Through co-founding Dubomedy Arts School with Ali Al Sayed in 2008, she has inspired thousands of people to take up comedy. She has also taken comedy to new audiences around the region. As a comedian and MC, Mina captivates audiences with her boundless energy and infectious enthusiasm. A life-long performer, she has made numerous television and film appearances and can regularly be seen on Comedy Central Arabia.


“The UAE’s Queen of Comedy” Ahlan! Magazine

Aii Al Sayed

CEO and Comedian

The trail-blazing comedian Ali Al Sayed is a leading name in the UAE’s entertainment sector. His long list of television credits includes current co-host of Comedy Central Presents on OSN, former host for MBC Action, and comedy correspondent for Abu Dhabi TV’s ‘The Beautiful Game’. As well as being the co-founder and co-director of Dubomedy Arts School, Ali is CEO of Viva Arts event management company and a comedy coach for Comedy Central Arabia. As a comedian, Ali has performed across the globe, participating in major festivals such as the Edinburgh Fringe and the Montreux Comedy Festival. Whether headlining at Caroline’s on Broadway in New York or performing during a power outage in South Africa, Ali establishes an easy rapport with audiences using his lightning fast wit and affable manner.


“Impossible not to laugh at” Timeout Dubai

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