Babak Ghassim and Usama Elyas

Founders of RebellComedy

@gondebak @ususmama

Childhood friends, Babak and Usama founded RebellComedy, a stand up comedy group in 2006. It was the first show of its kind in Germany bringing together multicultural comedians with urban music and spoken word. Ten years later, RebellComedy is one of Germany’s most popular Comedy shows with a weekly TV Spot and sold out tours around the country.

Babak started writing and directing videos in his teens and studied literature while writing for the screen and stage. He is currently working on his first book and bringing spoken word to the Rebell stage. Usama is a stand up comedian performing all around the world and is developing his first solo stand up special for 2017.

Watch Babak Ghassim and Usama Elyas favourite TED Talk:

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