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.

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83 Responses

  1. Pristine Berry says:

    The only Egyptian King I know is Mo Salah

  2. Anas Zaaroura says:

    All adabic dads has the same accent ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ my dad too he bought me a rabbit and then we ate it

  3. kate Tordilla says:

    2:36 BEST PART

  4. tasya jessica says:

    I love you mena. You're still the reason why i'm laugh and smile todayy ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. tasya jessica says:

    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

  6. Sohail Ashraf says:

    I can see the Audience wasnโ€™t laughing and Iโ€™m sure thatโ€™s because most white American are racist

  7. Logia says:

    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

  8. Sara M says:

    His quiet funny

  9. Karim Jovian says:

    This was cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž More Egyptians in cinema please ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

  10. ayesha siddiqui says:

    Long live general sisi and Egypt ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ

  11. Yam Na says:

    ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  12. Mou Savi says:

    His hairstyle = 100% arab

  13. Amro Elzeiny says:

    who made that subtitle was a kindergarten boy

  14. G t says:

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

  15. Khalifa Fahad says:

    I'm surprised no one in comments saying he looks like Cristiano Ronaldo ! Or it's just me ๐Ÿค”

  16. Yukinae Xx says:

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

  17. DATE YT says:

    ููŠ ู…ุตุฑูŠ ุบูŠุฑูŠ

  18. Pascal Ginos says:

    Not funny …comedy on his parents expense

  19. Cherrybunshyu says:

    His excuse for everything xD

    โ€œI grew up in an Egyptian householdโ€

  20. AAM 3LOoSH says:

    ุจู† ุจู„ุฏูŠ ุงู„ ู…ุดุฑูู†ุง

  21. Mody channels says:

    ุดุฑูุช ู…ุตุฑ ูŠุง ู…ูŠู†ุง ู…ุจุฑูˆูƒ ุงู„ู†ุฌุงุญ

  22. Max Farah says:

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

  23. MUSSA El KABEAR HALEVY hajaj says:

    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

  24. Skywalker says:

    I'm Egyptian and proud ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ

  25. Tommo Grande says:

    omd i love him

  26. abdur-789 says:

    smh forgot about salah

  27. Stephen Turkson says:

    As an African I relate so much

  28. screw the username says:

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

  29. Aly Vic says:

    Oh my gosh With Egyptian way. U want a dog I go to Egypte I get 50 dogs. U killed me. Iโ€™m ร‰gyptian 2 ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

  30. Itโ€™s Suuss says:

    OMGGGG I HAVE THE SAME EXACT STORYYYYYYY ๐Ÿ˜‚ itโ€™s kind of a true legend in every middle eastern house ๐Ÿ˜‚

  31. Fahim El-Mahdi The Egyptian Mafia says:

    ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ

  32. Zara Muhammad says:

    ima Canadian in Toronto 6ix

  33. Hanan o says:

    we want more from mena massoud

  34. Deeksha Bhamidipati says:

    Now when is he voice acting??

  35. Sulaiman Ataee says:

    He is Mehdi beh

  36. ู…ู†ูˆุนุงุช says:

    ุงู„ู…ุตุฑูŠ ุดุงุฏ ุญูŠู„ู‡

  37. Shierra Styver says:

    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?! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ™„ Some of us got beaten) and I've lived in Canada for 23 years haha The rule never applies to us third culture kids.

  38. F Royal says:

    He can be an amazing comedian…im sure๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ‘

  39. funsized cloud says:

    ok yes he relates to me sOMUCH

  40. Taylor Lange says:

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

  41. Holly Molly says:

    Man hes a great story teller

  42. Dhwani Patel says:

    Same problems hers

  43. isle says:

    hes so funny

  44. isle says:

    i thought i was gonna die from laughing watching this HAHAHAHAHA

  45. Ali Fakhroo says:

    He looks like cristiano ronaldo!!!

  46. the happiness says:

    the episode published in my birthday wow ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

  47. 0 looka says:

    ุงู„ู„ูŠ ุนุฑุจูŠ ู„ุงูŠูƒ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  48. Ahmed Waly says:

    As an Egyptian.. He did good acting his father ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  49. Mariam Abuokada says:

    I'm Egyptian and I can confirm that everything Mena said about his dad is true๐Ÿ˜‚

  50. My country is Wounded says:

    ุงู„ุงู„ูŠ ุนุฑุจูŠ ู„ุงูŠูƒ
    โ™ก-โ™ก

  51. Fatouza Caval says:

    Heโ€™s cute and His smile ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐi am falling hard

  52. Itachi Uchiha says:

    ุจู…ุณูŠ ุน ุงู„ู…ุตุฑูŠูŠู† ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  53. Faith Hill says:

    I never got grounded. Itโ€™s either you donโ€™t do it or you get hit๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

  54. Shadwa Fouad says:

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

  55. hajer spasiba says:

    He is so funny and great in story telling

  56. Masoud Kouravand says:

    Didnโ€™t know my name has 2 s

  57. yamama almashkor says:

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

  58. hello says:

    iโ€™m actually very in love ๐Ÿฅบ

  59. just shana says:

    I love this dude ๐Ÿ˜‚

  60. Nada Elnaggar says:

    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 ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚โค๏ธ
    ู„ูˆ ู…ุตุฑูŠ ุงุฎุจุท ุงู„ุงูŠูƒ ุจุงู…ุงู†ุฉ ู‚ู„ุฏ ุงู„ู„ู‡ุฌู‡ ุญู„ูˆ ุงูˆูŠ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’“

  61. mohamed tarek says:

    guys believe my dad is exatly like that

  62. E. N.Akasha says:

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

  63. Logaina Darwish says:

    Iโ€™m dead๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  64. ุทุงุฑู‚ ุงู„ุนุงู„ู…ูŠ says:

    Are there egyptians here ๐Ÿค”

  65. Kaya says:

    LMFAOO THE DAD

  66. nafees facade khan i Abidi says:

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

  67. Sh Mane says:

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

  68. Adam Ahmed says:

    ,๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  69. Raven Kyle says:

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

    Mena: excusing he grew up in an eGypTiAn HoUsehOLd

  70. dear my soul says:

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

  71. ali murtaza says:

    he looks like a Toronto man

  72. Shresth Singh says:

    I wish to see him in more movies…

  73. Nana Nona says:

    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.

  74. Raad. says:

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

    That's how Indian parents react
    ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…

  75. MN life says:

    ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

  76. ARMY BTS says:

    ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

  77. Kenny8559 says:

    Heโ€™s so sexy

  78. devinelady01 says:

    Lmao " if you eat the chicken do you bury the bones" ๐Ÿ˜‚ priceless

  79. Momtaz Begum says:

    0:38 that mimicking !!๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

  80. SugoiRyan says:

    What is this guy and how he got to be a sympathetic handsome cute little god who you want to pinch his cheeks of to see if he's real

  81. Afnan Unnabi says:

    He ignored his handshake lmao did someone notice? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  82. Choisssant official says:

    His father is hilarious๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚

  83. #Sarai's L!fe says:

    HE NEVER GOT GROUNDED!!!! I wish I couldโ€™ve lived that life๐Ÿ˜ญto me getting smacked is better than getting my phone, tv, & laptop taken. Also is better than not being able to hang with friends cause Iโ€™m grounded.

  84. L I S A says:

    This audience was so deadd

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