live comedy, music and theatrical productions

As the Kingdom now rises to become a global hub for world class tourism and entertainment, we continue to nurture and support Saudi talent in all performing arts, while bringing together local and international audiences to bridge cultures through entertainment.







now part of AHK Group

The original pioneers of live entertainment in Saudi Arabia, we began life as Smile Productions in May 2008 as a crazy experiment when Peter Howarth-Lees & Abeer Al Fouti flew in three professional comedians from the London comedy circuit and staged a stand-up comedy show in Riyadh to a mixed audience of over four hundred Saudis and expatriates.
The AHK Group

inspiring local talent

Within six months and working very much underground, we had inspired a couple of Saudi aspiring comedians to take the stage alongside seasoned professionals from overseas and within a year, we were producing shows with even more Saudi performers including the first Saudi female comedians performing to audiences of a thousand people at a time in shows in Riyadh, Jeddah and Khobar.

making history

Over a four year period, we showcased 20 international comedians in ground breaking shows across Saudi Arabia and the wider Middle East, from Afghanistan to Yemen, to an audience of over 30,000 people. We achieved what many believed impossible in very challenging circumstances and sowed the seeds for future Saudi talent to grow and flourish.

fast forward to today

As the Kingdom now rises to become a global hub for world class tourism and entertainment, we continue to nurture and support Saudi talent in all performing arts, while bringing together local and international audiences to bridge cultures through entertainment.