By Nadine Hussain
A one-on-one with the up and coming comedians in town.
Tell us about yourselves.
Our names are Abdulaziz and Abdullah. We are twin brothers who love making people laugh through our videos.
How did Saudi Reporters start?
Our earliest videos were made using small Nokia phones. Our family and friends encouraged us to share our funny videos online because they believed we were good at making people laugh. And so began our journey as the Saudi Reporters.
What kind of feedback did you get?
We were the first Saudi guys who made YouTube videos. People did not accept our YouTube channel right away. But with time we received support from all over the Arab nation. We recently crossed 7 million views so things are looking good!
How do you decide your content?
We observe the happenings and trends in the community and we try to focus our content on the things our fans are interested in.
Is there a particular reason you choose to be humorous?
We believe one can raise awareness about issues through humor. One of our latest episodes was about students cheating on exams, for example.
Can you tell us about your upcoming projects?
We’ve been working on videos and we’re also working on collaborations with international brands that will be revealed soon on our channel. We decided that this summer we will upload a video every week, but it is challenging because together we are only three people who do all the work.
What are some important lessons that you have learned along the way?
To never give up, and to not let other people’s opinions become your reality. Be yourself and do the right thing.
What are some challenges that you faced while working on The Saudi Reporters?
Our main challenge is time management because we’re both students, and our sister Khulood has a full time job. We decided to do a video every week this summer, but it’s difficult to get together sometimes. The other challenge we face is doing all the work ourselves because we’re not operated or sponsored by any production companies.
What advice do you have for the youth who are interested in entertainment industry?
Look to your family for advice and support because they know you best. Be yourself, do what you love and follow your dreams.