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A trio of comedians, including two Moroccans, is a hit in Quebec


Anas Hassouna and Oussama Fares are two comedian friends of Moroccan origin who grew up in Montreal-North. In 2018, they met Charles Brunet, a young comedian from the city. The three friends now form a trio that will be touring all next year in Quebec with their show “Surtout Anas”.

Anas and Oussama met during their first year of high school and became very good friends. In 2018, the two comedians met Charles Brunet, a young comedian just 18 years old, and now form a trio. “We’re united by friendship and by our passion for jokes,” Anas says in an interview with Metro. Of the three, Anas Hassouna is the best known to the general public. Graduated from the National School of Humor in 2015, he has already participated in several galas and shows, including Club Soly or Big Brother Celebrities recently.

It is therefore no coincidence that the trio’s show is entitled “Surtout Anas”. On stage, each of the three comedians will have the same amount of time to present their stand-up act. Joint sketches are also planned. With each of his public appearances, Anas gives visibility to the trio’s projects. According to Oussama Fares, he “uses his fame to shine a light” on the group. Anas and Oussama have created a larger collective of comedians of North African or Haitian origin, from Longueuil or Rimouski.

“These are guys like us, who were going to fall between the cracks of the sofa, no one was going to calculate them,” explains Anas. “These are other funny guys that we like a lot. We shared a love for the same art and we ended up together,” adds Osama, “Mainstream is not the end-all. There are people who like being on TV. For us, being a star is a side effect of being hyper funny”, confirms Charles Brunet. Clearly, the trio’s objective is first and foremost to make people laugh.

The trio wants to keep this fraternity and solidarity. “The $20 that one of us makes for a show, we spend it on the gang. Your friend’s success becomes your success,” says Charles, pointing out that unity is one of the reasons for the group’s success. In their shows, the three comedians address their “realities. “We talk about the hood, class differences. When we started, we were living the reality of rappers, we come from places where there is conflict,” says Osama. Charles, a Caucasian from the South Shore of Montreal, did not grow up in the same environment as the two Moroccans, but assures us that their meeting gave him “values that made me grow”.

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