Industry: Arts and entertainment
Country: US (Iraq/Lebanon)
Remy Munasifi — better known as GoRemy — is a bona fide internet celebrity whose YouTube channel has garnered tens of millions of hits. The stand-up comedian was born in Washington to an Iraqi father and a Lebanese mother, and graduated from Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia in 2002. Munasifi’s antics on YouTube — on which he posted spoof rap songs about the relative merits of tabbouleh, hummus and so on. His comedic alter ego, Habib Abdul Habib, has joked about matters like US airport screening, and he has performed several times at the New York Arab American Comedy Festival.