Social Criticism on Social Networks
Omar Hussein (Arabic: عمر حسين; born May 21, 1986) is a comedian who found his stage on YouTube. He was the CEO of UTURN entertainment and then he left to continue his studies. His show Al-Tayer, based on local humor, has drawn hundreds of thousands of hits. He’s part of a growing trend where comedians and citizen journalists are using social media as a platform to address the two-thirds of the Saudi population under 30. These online celebrities are pushing the barriers of society through their popular, but sometimes controversial talk shows.
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