Comedy Central is expanding globally with Viacom Digital Studios International (VDSI) working together to produce MENA’s episode of “Comedians Solve World Problems”. The internationally acclaimed show will have its own local versions in countries like the US, South Africa, Italy, Spain, Mexico and Brazil. Each episode will have 24 different comedians which will run on the website of Comedy Central Arabia and social platforms such as Facebook and Instagram with the first episode expecting to air by the end of April.
These global greenlights follow the success of the series’ first season, which was produced by Comedy Central International for the U.K. Now through VDSI, the series is expanding to more regions, including MENA. The fresh, new local episodes are in Arabic with Arabic subtitles, and feature the comics coming up with funny solutions to some of the world and region’s trending social problems.
The first episode will feature comedians Ahmed Essam and Ahmed El-Hareedy finding ways to tackle one of the world’s biggest issues – Mental Health. A new show will air each week, with topics ranging from boycotting supermarkets/restaurants, social media addiction, interracial marriage and money.
Each episode will run between 1-3 minutes and was available across territories in Southern & Western Europe, Middle East and Africa, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and Central & East Europe.