Egyptian comedian responds to Israeli diplomat telling him 'fans in Israel' love him

The Egyptian comedian had fans reply to hashtag #AskHenedy on whether he should do a second part for his famous film. (Archive)

Egypt’s king of comedy and Twitter, actor Mohammed Henedy, went viral once again, this time for replying an Israeli diplomat who told him how fans in Israel love his films.

The Egyptian comedian had fans reply to hashtag #AskHenedy on whether he should do a second part for his famous film “Saeedi fil gamaa el amrekeia.” which achieved huge success when it hit theaters almost a decade ago.

An Israeli diplomat replied to the same hashtag, asking Henedy if he will do a second part for the movie, noting that the Egyptian actor “has a wide audience” in Israel.

“Did you know that you have a wide audience of comedy lovers here in Israel?” tweeted Yonatan Gonen, head of the Arabic Digital Diplomacy Department in Israel’s foreign affairs ministry.

To that Henedy replied: “In that case you will cause us to shutdown all of Twitter, Yonatan.”

Henedy had been asked several times by fans on whether he intends to do a second part of his 1998 hit film which tells the story of a young man from a small village in Upper Egypt who gets a scholarship to the American University in Cairo.

The comedian, known for being active on Twitter, has challenged his followers to re-tweet a tweet more than 100,000 times, in order to do the film.

The comedic hit is known to be one of Henedy's most successful films, and besides the jokes, it highlighted the impact of Western culture on Arab youth at the time, and shed light on the Israel-Palestinian conflict. In one of the scenes, Henedy burns the Israeli flag in a show of solidarity with Palestinians.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:56 - GMT 06:56
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