Hassaan Bin Shaheen, is the Chief Operations Officer at Qaumi Coup. Hassaan has trained in comedy writing and Improv from iO Chicago, Hoopla Impro - London and The Nursery theatre. As a stand-up Comedian Hassaan has performed in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, London, Chicago and Kuala Lumpur and has trained the Auratnaak Movement where he served as the primary trainer and trained over 50 women all over Pakistan to do stand-up. Hassaan has a background in law and has worked in banking, criminal law and litigation. At Qaumi Coup Hassaan now dedicates his entire time to writing and acting, while directing the live-shows and events. Hassaan is an Acumen fellow.
Mohammad Babar Jafree is the Chief Executive Officer at Qaumi Coup. Babar is also an actor, writer, producer and improviser at Qaumi Coup. With an academic background in Mathematics, his passion has always been in performing and this led to him being an integral part of The Platoon - Pakistan’s first Long-form Improv troupe. With a penchant for storytelling and character Babar took his skillset and co-created The Chai Sutta Show and wrote and performed in the pilot of The Weakly News - a news based show. As a photographer in his early years Babar is well-equipped with the camera and handles the art-direction and cinematography at Qaumi Coup. Babar has also worked for GroupM and has a deep understanding of media trends, marketing and analytics.
Bassam Shazli, is an actor, writer, producer and is the Chief Production Officer of Qaumi Coup. A film-maker by education, Bassam first started his career in advertising, working on ad campaigns for financial institutions, fashion brands and FMCG brands. As an actor, he is popular among producers for voice overs in ads to working with some of the best and popular content creators in the industry including playing three characters for 3 Bahadur 1 & 2, Pakistan’s most successful animated movie. Bassam is also one of the co-creators of The Chai Sutta Show and Sastay Critics and produced a viral Public Service Message in collaboration with Starcom Mediavest Pakistan. Bassam handles the direction at Qaumi Coup and is the primary director for all digital content.