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Mena Massoud on Being Egyptian & Canadian, His First Pet & New Show

Mena Massoud on Being Egyptian & Canadian, His First Pet & New Show


>>Jimmy: YOU ARE — WHERE ARE YOU FROM? I KNOW YOU’VE GOT A MIXED UPBRINGING, CORRECT?>>I DO. I DO. I WAS BORN IN EGYPT, GREW UP IN TORONTO.>>Jimmy: WHEN DID YOU MOVE TO TORONTO?>>YES! SOME PEOPLE FROM THE SIX HERE.>>Jimmy: WE ALWAYS HAVE MANY CANADIANS HERE.>>YES. WHEN I WAS 3 1/2 I MOVED FROM EGYPT TO TORONTO.>>Jimmy: SO CULTURALLY LIKE IN YOUR HOUSE DO YOU FEEL MORE EGYPTIAN OR CANADIAN?>>YOU KNOW, THAT’S A TOUGH THING. I THINK FOR ANY IMMIGRANT YOU NEVER FEEL LIKE YOU’RE 100% — LIKE I NEVER FELT LIKE I WAS 100% EGYPTIAN, 100% CANADIAN. I GO TO SCHOOL PEOPLE WOULD BE LIKE OH, MY GOD, I GOT GROUNDED FOR TWO WEEKS. AND I’D BE LIKE, WHAT IS THAT? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?>>Jimmy: OH, YOU’VE NOT BEEN GROUNDED?>>NO, GROUNDING IS NOT A THING — >>Jimmy: WAS YOUR DAD OR YOUR MOM, WERE THEY TOUGH?>>THEY WERE. YEAH. WE GOT SMACKED. NOT BEAT OR ANYTHING. BUT YOU GET SMACKED.>>Jimmy: I SEE. I GOT SMACKED ALSO. BUT WE WEREN’T FROM EGYPT. FROM BROOKLYN. AND IT STILL HURT.>>PETS WAS ANOTHER BIG ONE. ME AND MY SISTERS WOULD ASK MY DAD FOR THIS — YOU KNOW, IT WOULD BE LIKE WE WANT A DOG. HE’D BE LIKE, YOU WANT A DOG? I GO TO EGYPT I GET YOU 15 DOGS FROM THE STREET. BECAUSE THERE’S STRAY DOGS EVERYWHERE. AND WE’D BE LIKE NO, NO. WE WANT A DOG. IT WILL INSTILL RESPONSIBILITY AND ALL THESE GREAT — AND WE FINALLY DECIDED HE WOULD GET US A BIRD. [ LAUGHTER ] SO WE GO TO THE STORE IT TURNS OUT IT’S A LOVEBIRD. AND THE STORE CLERK IS LIKE LISTEN, MR. MASSOUD, WE REALLY RECOMMEND YOU GETTING TWO BECAUSE THESE BIRDS REQUIRE A LOT OF ATTENTION AND LOVE. AND HE’S LIKE, “WE WILL START WITH ONE AND THEN THINK ABOUT NUMBER TWO.” [ LAUGHTER ] SO WE GET THE BIRD. AND A WEEK LATER WE COME HOME FROM SCHOOL THE BIRD’S GONE. SO WHAT I LEARNED FROM AMERICAN TELEVISION AND FILMS IS THAT USUALLY WHEN THAT HAPPENS THE PARENTS SHOW LOVE AND GENTLENESS [ LAUGHTER ] AND MY DAD WAS LIKE, “SEE? YOU COULD NOT EVEN TAKE CARE OF THE BIRD. HOW WOULD YOU TOOK CARE OF A DOG?” [ LAUGHTER ] AND WE’RE LIKE WHERE IS IT? WHERE’S THE BIRD? HE’S LIKE, “I THREW IT IN THE GARBAGE.”>>Jimmy: WHAT?>>DAD, WE HAVE TO BURY THIS THING. HE’S LIKE, MENA, WHEN YOU EAT THE CHICKEN DO YOU BURY THE BONES IN THE BACK YARD? AND THAT’S WHAT IT WAS LIKE.>>Jimmy: HE’S A PRACTICAL MAN I GUESS, YOUR DAD. ARE CHE EXCITE D NOW WITH ALL YOUR ACCESS? I KNOW “ALADDIN” MADE LIKE A BILLION DOLLARS. IT WAS A BIG THING IN EGYPT.>>IT WAS A HUGE THING. I WENT BACK TO EGYPT RECENTLY. I REALLY FELT THE LOVE THERE.>>Jimmy: THAT MUST BE COOL.>>YEAH, IT IS. BECAUSE THE LAST PERSON TO KIND OF COME OUT OF EGYPT, RAMI MALEK, OBVIOUSLY WE GOT RAMI. [ APPLAUSE ] BUT OMAR SHARIF WAS THE BIG ONE.>>Jimmy: WOW. YOU, OMAR AND RAMI, HUH?>>YEAH, ME, OMAR AND RAMI. NO, THERE’S A LOT. THERE’S A LOT COMING UP. IT’S NICE.>>Jimmy: YEAH, THAT MUST BE A GREAT THING. TELL ME ABOUT THIS TELEVISION SHOW BECAUSE I HEARD IT WAS REALLY GOOD AND ALSO YOU HAVE TO PAY VERY, VERY, VERY CLOSE ATTENTION. IS THAT TRUE?>>YOU DO.>>Jimmy: THAT’S GOING TO BE A PROBLEM FOR US HERE IN AMERICA.>>I KNOW. BUT ALL THE EPISODES DROP AT ONCE. SO YOU CAN BINGE IT OVER THE HOLIDAYS.>>Jimmy: ALL RIGHT.>>IT’S REALLY HARD TO EXPLAIN. IT’S ONE OF THOSE SHOWS THAT, YOU KNOW, IT’S A FEW GENRES MESHED INTO ONE.>>Jimmy: IN WHAT WAY? WHAT GENRES — I’M DYING TO SEE THIS.>>IT’S A DRAMA BUT THERE’S SOME DARK COMEDY IN IT. AND IT HAS FILM NOIR ASPECTS TO IT. WHENEVER I HAVE TO EXPLAIN THE SHOW AND I HAVE TO DO IT QUICKLY I BASICALLY SAY, YOU KNOW, IT’S ABOUT — IT’S ABOUT A WOMAN WHO ALMOST GETS KILLED BY THIS GANG WHO’S HER FAMILY. AND SHE COMES BACK YEARS LATER TOAKE REVENGE ON THEM AND I PLAY A CHARACTER NAMED ETHAN HART WHO SHE KIND OF RECRUITS TO HELP HER GET HER REVENGE. WHETHER WILLINGLY OR UNWILLINGLY. BUT YOU’LL HAVE TO TUNE IN TO FIND OUT.>>Jimmy: INTERESTING. WELL, IT’S VERY GOOD TO MEET YOU. VERY GOOD TO HAVE YOU HERE. WE WATCHED YOU IN “ALADDIN” LIKE A MILLION TIMES AT MY HOUSE.>>FUN YOUR KIDS ARE ADORABLE, BY THE WAY.>>Jimmy: THANK YOU. THEY THINK YOU’RE ADORABLE ALSO.>>OH, THANKS.>>Jimmy: MENA MASSOUD, EVERYBODY. “REPRISAL” PREMIERES FRIDAY ON HULU.

Comments (100)

  1. What’s good my Egyptian bros?

  2. 1:18 the same like my parents but when i ask for a dog they be like why do we even need a dog while we have u…. Thanks dad 😪😂

  3. Good luck mena ! All the love and support from Egypt 🇪🇬

  4. Have you ever heard like this voice in 👈this channel??

  5. Lol it seems all Egyptians had a pet story … mine ended up to be a rabbit lol

  6. Everything he said was so relatable lol

  7. Great guy!! U gotta love the Egyptian culture tho

  8. ugh man my dad smacks me too. and im freaking 25 man.

  9. العربي يحط لايك

  10. This guy is hilarious! The audience are dead. If I was there you'd probably hear me howling

  11. Im very proud of him .. im Egyptian also

  12. فى حد مصرى هنا⁦🇪🇬⁩⁦♥️⁩

  13. Mena: so…

    Jimmy: EH EH EH EH!

  14. I'm also Egyptian. God, I feel special now.

  15. مصري صعيدي
    انا

  16. When he talked about “grounding is not a thing in arab culture” FINALLY I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST ME LOL 😂

  17. This video was a full 5 min vid talking about real Arabian life.

  18. I'm Egyptian and I want to say that Egyptians are not Arabs, · The forefathers of the egyptians are the pharaohs and they are not Arabs, we only spoke Arabic when Arabs came to Egypt but we are not Arabs.

  19. How can someone roast his own father 😂

  20. The only Egyptian King I know is Mo Salah

  21. All adabic dads has the same accent 😂😂😂 my dad too he bought me a rabbit and then we ate it

  22. I love you mena. You're still the reason why i'm laugh and smile todayy 🙂

  23. He could be a big actor in the future, bigger than now. Mena's loves to his country is so big, he didn't forgot his country…. Proud of you mena

  24. I can see the Audience wasn’t laughing and I’m sure that’s because most white American are racist

  25. as a middle eastern, the pet part is the most relatable thing ever lmao!!! I've always wanted a cat but ended up with a bird
    and as a half egyptian, the accent is spot on when he was imitating his dad lol

  26. This was cool 😎 More Egyptians in cinema please 💪🏼

  27. Long live general sisi and Egypt 🇪🇬

  28. His hairstyle = 100% arab

  29. who made that subtitle was a kindergarten boy

  30. mena u funny AF, but your barber really done you wrong

  31. I'm surprised no one in comments saying he looks like Cristiano Ronaldo ! Or it's just me 🤔

  32. Its haram to kiss a girl when your not married her….

  33. في مصري غيري

  34. Not funny …comedy on his parents expense

  35. His excuse for everything xD

    “I grew up in an Egyptian household”

  36. بن بلدي ال مشرفنا

  37. شرفت مصر يا مينا مبروك النجاح

  38. That crowd fucken sucks. I had to park my car on the highway shoulder to laugh

  39. I am also born in Egypt Alexanderia but I moved to yemen and after 8 month I moved to halab Syria and then Israel now in Portland usa

  40. I'm Egyptian and proud 🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬

  41. smh forgot about salah

  42. As an African I relate so much

  43. how come mena didnt experience having THAT arab family…if ur brown then u would understand

  44. Oh my gosh With Egyptian way. U want a dog I go to Egypte I get 50 dogs. U killed me. I’m Égyptian 2 🤣🤣🤣

  45. OMGGGG I HAVE THE SAME EXACT STORYYYYYYY 😂 it’s kind of a true legend in every middle eastern house 😂

  46. 🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬

  47. ima Canadian in Toronto 6ix

  48. we want more from mena massoud

  49. Now when is he voice acting??

  50. المصري شاد حيله

  51. I relate. You're never 100% THIS and THAT. oh and I've never understood the whole grounding thing (No way! You must STAY INDOORS?! 😲🙄 Some of us got beaten) and I've lived in Canada for 23 years haha The rule never applies to us third culture kids.

  52. He can be an amazing comedian…im sure😂😂👏😹👍

  53. ok yes he relates to me sOMUCH

  54. Yay! I love him! Mena Massoud. I'm Canadian too

  55. Man hes a great story teller

  56. i thought i was gonna die from laughing watching this HAHAHAHAHA

  57. He looks like cristiano ronaldo!!!

  58. the episode published in my birthday wow 😂🤣

  59. اللي عربي لايك 👍👍

  60. As an Egyptian.. He did good acting his father 😂😂

  61. I'm Egyptian and I can confirm that everything Mena said about his dad is true😂

  62. الالي عربي لايك
    ♡-♡

  63. He’s cute and His smile 😍😍🥰🥰🥰i am falling hard

  64. بمسي ع المصريين 😂😂

  65. I never got grounded. It’s either you don’t do it or you get hit🤣🤣🤣

  66. I can relate to everything he said cuz I'm also Egyptian

  67. He is so funny and great in story telling

  68. Didn’t know my name has 2 s

  69. The same thing happened to me with the pet except it was a rabbit. My brother and I wanted two but my parents said they’d see how it goes and then buy another one, a week later it died and my mum threw her in the bin

  70. i’m actually very in love 🥺

  71. I love this dude 😂

  72. OMG, He is very talented he's imitated the accient of Egyptians when the talk English very well….. I am Egyptian n that's our accient 😂😂😂😂😂😂❤️
    لو مصري اخبط الايك بامانة قلد اللهجه حلو اوي😂😂💓

  73. guys believe my dad is exatly like that

  74. he is hot!!! damn he has beautiful hands!

  75. I’m dead😂😂😂

  76. Are there egyptians here 🤔

  77. Young people like him shows similarities between cultures ,unlike the old sick polticians !

  78. Jimmy Kimmel talks more than anyone .. he needs to take a breath.

  79. Mena: not knowing what Tangled and Princess and the Frog is*

    Mena: excusing he grew up in an eGypTiAn HoUsehOLd

  80. Did he do his nose :(! I liked natural peeople, hope he did not get a surgery

  81. he looks like a Toronto man

  82. I wish to see him in more movies…

  83. Not all Egyptian kids get smacked though. I am Egyptian and my parents never did that. And I never smack my kids. On the other side my American friend told me this is how he discipline her kids so I think this does depend on the person not the culture.

  84. You can't even take care of a bird how will you take care of a dog?

    That's how Indian parents react
    😅😅😅

  85. Lmao " if you eat the chicken do you bury the bones" 😂 priceless

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