The Awaien Show
The Awaien Show (pronounced Ay-Ween), created by Omer Ikram, is a Pakistani parody show than ran on GEO Television Network during 2008. It initially started as a sports commentary show, coinciding with the Indian Premier League. The episodes were a success, and there were calls for the show's continuation. On November 13, the first episode was aired on GEO TV. The show went on to air on three channels owned by the GEO Television Network, GEO Entertainment, GEO News And AAG TV. The show consists of different skits, poking fun at public figures and current affairs, though it has a constantly changing format. The recurrent crew consists of Omer Ikram, who acts as a host, and Mir Muhammad Ali, a versatile actor who does every parody on the show, and a special guest in each episode. The show was canceled in June 7, 2009.
The Awaien Show is basically a jocular show based on current affairs that includes fake commercials, spoofs, fake interviews of famous personalities and politicians, fake ratings of players, reviews on the news, and performance analysis on actors/movies. Mir Muhammad Ali, co-writer and creative manager for the show, is the one who parodies public figures in the show. So far, the Pakistani folk singer has parodied Ataullah Essa Khan Khailvi, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistani Ex-President Pervez Musharraf, Pakistani Ministers Rehman Malik, Parvez Ashraf, Pakistani Opposition Leaders Imran Khan, Maulana Fazlul Rahman, TV Persons Talat Hussain, Tariq Aziz, Cricketer Inzimam-Ul-Haq and anchors such as Dr. Shahid Masood.