EID Party & Farewell to Johnny at SENSES Center for Children with Special Needs

On Thursday, August 30 we headed over to SENSES Center for Children with special needs to join in the EID party fun. Johnny Miller had organized another wonderful party for the children that included music, dancing, treats and of course, laughter! The party also acted as a farewell to Johnny as he is heading off on his Magical Musical Tour where he will be visiting centers for children with special needs around the globe! Now that’s what we call using your art to help heal the world! We wish Johnny all the very best on his new adventure and look forward to seeing him as he passes through Dubai. For more information about Johnny’s Magical Musical Tour and how you can support his mission please click on the link:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Johnnys-Magical-Musical-Tour/136766783093923

Some photos from Eid Party & Farewell to Johnny – Thursday, August 30 at SENSES

The entertainers jam! Few is Much duo on guitar, Johnny on harmonica & Mina on taps!

Dance party! Alex and the girls get their boogie on!

SENSES gave Johnny a special gift!

Hey Mister Tambourine Man!

Thank you so much SENSES & Johnny for the beautiful gift & lovely words!

The music man and one of his biggest fans!

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Conscious Dinner Fundraiser for L.I.U. featuring Ali Al Sayed

You are invited to the 5th Live It Up Conscious Dining experience with Ali Al Sayed

Wednesday August 29th, 2012
8:30 PM – 11:00pm (We kindly as that you please arrive on time)
Indo Thai Asian Restaurant, Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai
AED 500 per person**

 (100% of your contribution will serve Live it up Uganda, home for rescued children. www.liveitupuganda.org)

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For our 5th Conscious Dining experience, we are delighted to invite 12 guests only to spend an inspiring and insightful evening with a very special guest of honor, Ali Al Sayed who is Emirati Comedian and Founder of Viva Dubai Media Group and co-director of Dubomedy.

The focus of our dinner discussion will be about the wondrous art, science and skill behind the world of comedy and how excessive laughter can either prolong your life or can kill you!

Ali Al Sayed is an ‘all-rounder’ in the entertainment industry; Comedian, master of ceremonies, artist manager, journalist, director, producer, co-comedy teacher with a few extra tricks up his sleeve. He is a renown comedian in the region actingas Dubai’s first Local professional comedian. He was just named ‘one of the most influential comedians in the world’ by Toastmaster’s International Magazine. He has performed alongside great comics including Dean Edwards of SNL, Dean Obeidallah, Remy ‘Saudi in Audis’ creator, Sugar Sammy, Tommy Davidson of ‘In Living Color’, Hollywood legend Michael Winslow of ‘Police Academy’ movies and many more. He performed in, and co-produced, the first weekly Comedy and Variety Night in the UAE entitled ‘Monday Night Funnies’, got the crowd going at the 2010 EFFIE MENA Awards and Ahlan’s ‘Bestin Dubai’ Awards, performed in all three evenings of “The Hilarious Show” which featured top international comedians, headlined the ‘Academy of Joy Tour’, ‘World Expat Tour’ and ‘Boys Night Out’ as part of the UAE Comedy Rotana Tour which packed them in for 12 shows over a 2 month period. He also performed in New York as a featured comedian for the Comeback Dinner and Ceremony of the Hickok Belt Award. He recently performed to full houses in Lebanon and Qatar and is gearing up to perform with Aron Kader of Axis of Evil this month.

Ali has been a prominent figure in news and media, with news speeding all the way to the other side of the world, leaving his mark on the New York Times, as well as his own specials on Abu Dhabi TV and City 7. Ali has also been seen on MBC’s Morning Show- ‘Sabah Al Khair Ya Arab’, ‘Zahrat Al Khaleej’, Dubai One TV’s ‘Twenty Something’ , ‘Studio One’ and ‘Out and About’ , as well as segments on Al Hurra, Al Rai and OSN. He is currently the weekly comedy commentator on Abu Dhabi Sports TV’s show “The Beautiful Game” where he both writes and performs comedy material.

He’s the founder of the local entertainment company Viva Arts as well as co-directs Dubomedy Arts, an educational outlet building a community in the entertainment arena of Dubai. He successfully produced ‘DUBOMEDY International Performing Arts Festival 2010 and 2011 that proved to be promising and inspiring to many performers and audiences. He also produced ‘Funny Girls’ the first all female stand up comedy troupe and tour in the MENA Region. Al Sayed was invited as a part of the Dubomedy team to host Comedy workshops at the ‘3rd Annual Amman Stand-up Comedy Festival’, received rave reviews for his performance in Improv Revolution and recently co-produced the very first Comedy Festival in Abu Dhabi where he also performed to full houses.

Al Sayed has reached the stars by acting as a Diction Coach for the Hollywood actor ‘Navid Negahban’. He has also achieved acclaim and recognition for his Acting Coaching skills and persona on the sets of the First Emirati-Indian film, the first prize award winning movie at the Dubai International Film Festival (Muhr Awards) – ‘Mallal’; by the award winning director ‘Nayla Al Khaja’. Al Sayed was also selected along with his partner and now wife Mina Liccione, for ‘Ahlan’s Hot 100’ as Dubai’s Comedy Couple. Ali is currently working on TV and film projects and can be found performing in numerous live shows.

Want to join CWC?

Would you like to become a CWC volunteer? We are starting a new mailing list that will update volunteers on upcoming monthly CWC events, free training days, hospital and center visits. If you would like to get involved please send us an email to LOL@vivadubai.com with the subject “Clowns Who Care”. Please do let us know if you have a special talent that you would like to share. Some examples include: singing, music, dancing, circus, story telling, art project guide, baking cup cakes, children’s script writing, photography, organizing rides for volunteers and/or guests…..the list is endless! You can also join us on our Facebook page for daily inspirational posts and to stay in the clown loop. Our page can be found at: http://www.facebook.com/clownswhocare

Welcome aboard! It doesn’t take much to make a difference 🙂

CWC visit Palestine Children’s Relief Fund

Celebrity Michael Winslow joins CWC

While in Edinburgh this past week we were able to spend time with our friend Michael Winslow and his family. Michael has a brand new show at this year’s Fringe Festival filled with his signature sound effects, comedy and music….and boy is it fantastic! Following his performance we reminisced about his show in Dubai and his visit to SENSES Center with CWC as part of the Dubomedy International Performing Arts Festival last year. That was a great day and we all remember it fondly! Here are some photo memories (top image by Lafi Photography, bottom images by Alex Liccione). If you happen to be attending the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this month do try to check out his new show entitled “Noizey Man”, it will be a well spent evening of joy!

CWC visit Mawaheb for Beautiful People

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We LOVE going to visit Mawaheb for Beautiful People! Before summer break we passed by for another workshop. This time around we held a Comedy Improv & Circus Arts workshop. Loads of laughs! We are looking forward to our next workshop in September! Many thanks to Alex, Abel, Andre and Mina for volunteering their time and positive energy!

CWC visit Mawaheb

Abu Dhabi Tempo l CWC info

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Thank you Abu Dhabi Tempo Magazine for the support and lovely article on cwc!

About CWC

The CWC Project is a volunteer initiative created by Dubomedy Arts based in Dubai, UAE. Our sole purpose is to bring joy, awareness & support to those in need. From visiting centers & hospitals to workshops to providing entertainment and tech for charity events.

General Information
The “Clowns Who Care” Project is a volunteer initiative created by Dubomedy Arts. Our sole purpose is to bring joy, love, light, awareness and support to centers for children and adults with special needs, senior centers, charity organizations and hospitals. Our team of trained volunteer artists perform, play games, sing songs, tell jokes, dance, lead workshops and interact with patients/residents from their heart. They say that laughter is the best medicine- we agree! Laughter therapy is proven to decrease stress levels, help build social skills, increase blood circulation and bring people closer! Our director is a certified medical clown.We also provide professional entertainment, technical and marketing support for charity and fundraising events as well as produce special events to support humanitarian projects and charity organizations. If you would like to become involved with this non-for-profit project please send your contact information to LOL@vivadubai.com.