Arab American Comedy Festival in New York, Nov 13-17

We are happy to announce that tickets for the third annual NY Arab-American Comedy Festival are now on sale. Thanks to the support of the Arab-American community over the last two years, we have expanded this year’s Festival to 5 nights: *November 13-17, 2005*.
We are also excited to unveil our new website which has detailed info about each event and ticket information:
Our Festival will kick off on Sunday, November 13 with two nights of comedic theater performances featuring *6 new theater works never seen before*, including our Festival’s first ever comedic musical piece. No topic is off limits this year as we comedically tackle topics from Palestine, to Arab dating, to racial profiling, to religious fundamentalism and President Bush.
Over the next two nights, we will present three stand up comedy shows which will showcase the top Arab-American stand up comics from around the country. There will be two Arab headliner shows plus one show which will bring you the “New Faces” of Arab comedy showcasing the best up and coming Arab-American comics. Comics appearing include from Los Angeles, *Aron** **Kader*, who has appeared on Comedy Central and Fox’s Bernie Mac Show, NY’s *Maysoon** **Zayid* (MTV, As the World Turns) and *Dean **Obeidallah* (Recipient of first annual Bill Hicks Spirit award, Comedy Central) and from Michigan, *Amer** **Zahr*.
Our Festival will close on Thursday, November 17 with a short comedic film and closing night party with a tribute to *legendary Arab-American actor **Jamie** **Farr*, best known as the lovable Cpl. Klinger from the show M*A*S*H. DJ Jungle will then spin songs so that we can all dance late into the night.
Tickets for all events are $15 each and are available by visiting the ticket info page on our wesbite or through Smarrttix at or by calling (212) 868-4444. You can also purchase a Festival pass for $40 which will save you $5 and admit you to one theater show, one stand up show and the closing night party.
The NY Arab-American Comedy Festival is the only Arab-American Festival in the United States dedicated exclusively to comedy. So accept no substitutes! (The NY Arab-American Comedy Festival is a not for profit organization.)

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