Washington, D.C. | www.adc.org | November 2, 2022 – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is excited to announce the comedians joining us for our Turaath Night on December 8th at 7pm at the George Washington University Jack Morton Auditorium. This program will have you laughing out of your seat, so be sure to purchase your tickets before they sell out!
Turaath Night is a yearly ADC tradition of cultural celebration, and in that spirit, we will be emphasizing Arab heritage through many amazing displays. We also encourage everyone to wear their favorite cultural attire to show the diversity and beauty of the Arab world.
Here is who will be performing:
Said Durrah, Host and Comedian: Palestinian by way of Gaza, Syrian by way of Damascus, and American by way of Detroit, Said Durrah has made audiences laugh since his first performances as a young child for his family, where he would tell stories and impersonate other family members. Decades later, this has blossomed into a career that has taken him all over the globe with performances in venues such as the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Hollywood’s Laugh Factory, DC Improv, Caroline’s in Time Square, and even a performance on Broadway just to name a few. Said’s comedy has landed him on several major tours, including one that featured performances in the famous El-Hakawati theater in Jerusalem and all over Palestine.
Reem Edan, Comedian: Reem Edan is an Iraqi-American content creator, award-winning writer, and internationally touring stand-up comedian. She can be seen performing in Arabic on the “Standup Sketch Show” on Shahid VIP, is currently in the Warner Bros/Rooster Teeth Digital Creators Program, writes jokes for “Tom & Jerry” social media, and was named one of “5 Muslim Women Comedians to Get you Through Social Distancing” by Bustle.
Majdy Fares, Comedian: Majdy Fares is a Palestinian-American comedian and champion storyteller from Dearborn, Michigan.
Diala Taneeb, Comedian: Having experienced culture shock everywhere from Roanoke, Virginia to Ramallah, Palestine, Diala Taneeb brings an unexpected twist to comedy. She’s performed across the U.S, including at Caroline’s and Gotham, where she recently shared a stage with Ramy Yousef. She’s also performed in Palestine. When she’s not writing jokes, she’s writing headlines and scripts at an ad agency.
Mike Easmeil, Comedian: Mike Easmeil, a Palestinian-American comedian living in Virginia Beach is a favorite in comedy clubs all over. He likes having fun with the absurdities we take as normal every day. Mike is honored to have performed multiple times in Palestine in the 1001 Laughs Palestine Comedy Festival as well as on some of America’s most prestigious stages including Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center performing before largely Arab audiences.
Nina Kharoufeh, Comedian: Author, boxer, and has performed worldwide!
Get your tickets before they sell out!
We can’t wait to see you on December 8th at 7pm at the George Washington University Jack Morton Auditorium (805 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052)!