As part of breast cancer awareness week in Dubai Gem, students from Years 9-13 got the chance to attend a stand-up comedy performance on October 25, 2017. The show was hosted by Dubomedy, the pioneers of the local comedy community in the UAE, as part of their “Clowns Who Care” initiative that was created in 2009.
The show was held in order to raise awareness about breast cancer and to bring joy, love, light and support for people with the disease.
The performance began with Dubai Gem welcoming Mina Licionne, who is originally from the US, and has worked on Broadway and in Cirque du Soleil as part of her illustrious career. Needless to say, Ms. Licionne lit up the hall with her stream of jokes while, at the same time, reminding students of the importance of breast cancer awareness.
She was followed by comedians Ms. Zara and Ms. Shaima, who both had the audience in splits with their wit and comedy. Wrapping up the memorable day, was the self-made singer/songwriter, Ibby V.K., who played a few popular hits, as well as some of his original music, which truly energized everyone in the hall.
Not only did the stand-up comedy show brighten up the students’ mood, but also exposed them to the various voluntary initiatives that are taken by individuals to show their support for breast cancer awareness.