Abdulaziz Al Jassmi (Bin Baz)
The Emirati paving the way for comedy in the UAE, with videos that will have you in stitches
• If you’ve seen my videos, you can tell I come off a little crazy, but I’ll let you in on a little secret, I’m actually very shy. Ironic, isn’t it?
• The past year I’ve made the transition from social to mainstream media, by starring in a nationwide ad for UAE telecommunications giant Etisalat. Being the main character in an ad with so many international stars was ground-breaking for me. Seeing my face on TVs and billboards with the likes of Gerard Butler, Hrithik Roshan, Lea Salonga, Atif Aslam and Ali Mabkhout was a turning point in my career.
• Creating new content isn’t easy but I try to almost every day. I’m myself in my videos, and I think it’s all about projecting a relatable image to the youth of the UAE. I consider myself a pioneer, as I’ve taken steps in my career no one else has.
• My mother has taught me to be kind and forgiving, because you really never know when you’ll leave this life. Another lesson I’ve learned the hard way is that true friends are hard to find. When you’re in trouble, only your real friends will show up to help you out, so choose your friends wisely.