Die Laughing

19 mins


Die Laughing illuminates the power of comedy, and the lengths comedians will go to inspire laughter while expressing the truth — where freedom of expression is a literal fight for freedom. Centered in Cairo, the entertainment hub of the Middle East, the film follows “Saturday Night Live Arabia,” which dared to deliver the kind of cultural humor the American version is known for; “Red Tomato,” a troupe of European and Egyptian street clowns; and “The Street Children,” who post satirical sketches to social media. These artists must balance humor with caution, knowing each performance and every punchline could land them in jail.

World Premiere


Production Team

JL Pomeroy
Tom Broecker

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2023 Mountainfilm Festival.

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