About Faris Hytiaa:
Born in Toronto to Sudanese parents and then raised in Alberta, Faris brings a unique mix of storytelling and observational humour to the stage. Known for his relaxed delivery and quick wit, his unpredictable style makes for big laughs and unforgettable crowd work moments.
In just 2 years in stand-up, Faris was featured at Yuk Yuk’s, Just For Laughs Vancouver and Sled Island 2022. Faris then partnered with Telus STORYHIVE to film Telus' first ever comedy special, SEND HELP, released in February the following year. After releasing the special on YouTube in 2023, Faris was named as a New Face of Comedy with Just For Laughs, showcasing at the festivals in Montréal and Toronto. He’s toured all over Canada and has worked with major acts including Dulcé Sloan (The Daily Show w/ Trevor Noah) and Neal Brennan (Netflix, Chappelle Show).
You can hear Faris on the Just For Laughs: Originals album, Substitute Teacher Energy, now playing on Sirius XM and available on all streaming platforms.
Host: Benji Rothman