Egypt Independent

Ramez Galal publishes poster for his Ramadan prank program



The official producer of the prank program “Ramez Magnoon Rasmy” (Ramez is Officially Crazy) starring actor Ramez Galal has released the poster for the show, which will air in Ramadan.

Galal also published the poster — which depicts him posing with a skeleton — on his official Instagram account.

The program will air on the channel MBC, and will feature a large number of famous guests, including Rania Youssef, Rojina, Samira Saeed, Saber al-Rebaei, and Amr Youssef.

The premise of the program turns on placing the guest on the “chair of confession” and asking them a number of questions. The guest is asked their opinion by three personalities, including Galal, after which Galal — accompanied by frightening sound effects — reveals himself to the guest.

Galal has been presenting prank shows every Ramadan for more than seven years, and has earned wide popularity for putting his guests in risky situations. His guests often include prominent celebrities and public figures.

His pranks have been heavily criticized, however, for being dangerous and for violating his guests’ privacy. Viewers have also complained about the insults contained in the show.

Regardless, millions of Egyptians enthusiastically await his show during the Iftar hour when they break their fast.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm