Why Amman Comedy Club?
Comedy is more than just a pleasant way to pass an evening, humor is more than something to amuse. They’re interwoven into the fabric of our everyday existence.
Humor presents an important pillar in influencing the development of society as a whole.
Humor is just one of the many common forms of human communication and social interaction, so it is clear how its social character, although not always evident, plays an important role in the shaping of society. Every day, we come across funny stories being told at work by our colleagues, sit-coms on evening TV, and we face so many humorous situations that affect our lives one way or another, whether we’re aware of it or not. All these humorous varieties are closely related to the social and cultural values of society as an entity.
Jordan is one of the few countries in the Middle East and North Africa Region that is still relatively stable against all odds, the Jordanian people with more than 70% of its population under the age of 30 are under tremendous economic and political pressure due to its location on the map, neighboring countries that are facing constant instability. With a 19.1% unemployment rate according to a report released by the Jordanian Department of Statistics (DoS) , Jordanians are now looking for ways to achieve a better future in different fields, industrial, financial, technological and cultural.
With that in mind, the idea to start the Amman Comedy Club initiative was born, to train talented people residing in Jordan on the art of humor and laughter, enabling Jordanian youth with the tools and skills they need to create content that appeals to Jordanian audience, creating a culture of laughter and humor within society.
Humor has tremendous value; It’s an art form, but it’s not a mystery—it has structure and formula. Amman Comedy Club aims to introduce this knowledge to Jordan, and teach it to talented Jordanian youth, empowering young Jordanian men and women with the skill of comedy writing, providing these talented people with the opportunity to create a better future for themselves as content creators.