Born on February 23, 1985 Shakir Sharif launched his professional career as a scriptwriter on the hit Saudi YouTube sketch¬show ‘Esh Elly.’ After years of working alongside a number of stand-up comedians on set, Shakir caught the comedy bug and was ready to try his hand at stand-up. This proved to be the right move and things began to fall in place for Shakir. He started performing in the AlComedy Club (in Saudi) regularly, and soon after, appeared in the Dubai Arabic Comedy Nights Festival! This talented funnyman and head-writer of the hit Middle–Eastern late night show Al Layla Maa Bader Saleh is also an amazing impressionist; Shaker’s wide range of impressions covers famous Hollywood actors all the way to lovable cartoon characters. He stand-up sets are guaranteed to leave an impression.