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Jamil Abu-Wardeh

Media maker & manager, JAW Media

His company (JAW Media) works with clients to connect their brands with audiences, online, on stage and on TV mostly through telling original stories.

Jamil Abu-Wardeh is known as the “Godfather of Middle East Stand Up” as in 2007 he succeeded in introducing stand-up comedy to the region through a ground & record- breaking tour which he produced, filmed and aired, calling it the “Axis of Evil Middle East Comedy Tour: 3 guys and Wonho”. He also introduced a Stand Up Comedy time slot in the programming of the Showtime Arabia TV Network making deals with many comedy networks to air never before seen content for the MEAN region.

As the Director of Original Content for the Showtime Network in the Middle East, he headed a team of talented creative’s and with them he created, produced and co-wrote most of the original content for Comedy, Sport and Arabic channels on the Network.

Before moving to Dubai with ShowtimeArabia, Jamil worked for over 10 years in the United Kingdom, in television he became a bilingual producer – director, but also succeeding in advertising and film both in front of and behind the camera.