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Dean Obeidallah
Works at Dean of Comedy Productions, Inc.
Attended Fordham Law School
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At a recent comedy festival in New York City, the big joke was Islam -- that is, being a muslim in America. Organizers say the three-night "Muslim Funny Fest," highlighting stand-up by Muslim comics, was the first of its kind. NewsHour's Megan Thompson reports.
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Comedian coming to Mississauga on Saturday aims to amuse first, educate second.
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How Jon Stewart (and Obama) Changed Comedy | RealClearPolitics
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"Help us, not ISIS." My new CNN Opinion article on how American Muslims are countering ISIS's radicalization efforts but some conservatives in the US are helping ISIS recruit by their baseless, fear mongering attacks on Muslims. Hope you check it out. Thanks: http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/20/opinions/obeidallah-muslims-countering-extremism/index.html
We now see more Muslim Americans than ever engaged in the fight against terror groups' radicalization efforts.
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So typical of a sandnigger: blaming others for their Islam. Die sandniggers, die.
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On my live show Saturday morning, I will address the concrete ways we can prevent more attacks like we saw Thursday in Chattanooga and last month in Charleston. As most are aware, on Thursday, Moha...
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“No Christians allowed in my gun shop!” Or what about a sign that read: “Jews keep out!” The response to this type of despicable discrimination would be met with universal condemnation. Politicians...
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I'm proud to be co-producing with Breakthrough a stand up comedy show to raise awareness about violence against women. The show is all male comedians because men need to take the lead on this issue. It's a great line up of comedians and 100% of proceeds goes to Breakthrough and helps their work on this issue. The show is August 19 in NYC.  Hope to see you there! Details/Tix: http://us.breakthrough.tv/campaigns/dudes-2015/
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SandNiggyPiggy, oink oink, slop some pork at ya niggly piggly
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The shooting at the Louisiana movie theater may be more than first meets the eye: It may be an act of terrorism. I emphasize “may” because all the facts are not in yet. However, media reports emerg...
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Tonight's show (Wednesday) is SOLD OUT - there are 20 tickets left for tomorrow's show. Thanks to all for your amazing support. Here's a photo from last night!
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The first American Muslim comedy festival plans to tackle negative stereotypes with laughter.
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allahhhhpoo cocksmear, allahhhhhdu cockstar (lol, a duduhole cockstinkstar lover), they yell this nonsense while they bomb each other in the street, and the other side yells this same nonsense when they get bombed, and the neutral sandniggers yell this same nonsense as they clean up the mess afterwards, lol, allah LOVES your sandnigger deaths!
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Wanted to share a comedic op-ed I co-wrote with Maysoon Zayid for The Washington Post that just came out - it's a comedic guide for non Muslims who are invited to an Eid celebration. It also discusses the Muslim Funny Fest - Hope you check it out. Thanks!
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  • Dean of Comedy Productions, Inc.
    Comedian/Producer, present
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Paramus, New Jersey
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Writer/Political comedian/speaker who still believes he can change the world for the better
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Born in the Great State of New Jersey, my comedy comes in large part from my unique background of being the only son of a Palestinian father and a Sicilian mother. Both my parents have provided me with an enormous amount of material, usually unintentionally.

I was a practicing lawyer for several years until the other lawyers I worked with suggested I perform in the New Jersey Bar Association's funniest lawyer show. I am pretty sure that was their way of telling me to find a new career. 

I'm a columnist for The Daily Beast and have also written for CNN.com and The Huffington Past.

I co-produced and co-directed the comedy documentary "The Muslims Are Coming!" which uses comedy to challenge misconceptions about Muslims and to build bridges with people of other faiths. The film is now available on Netflix, iTunes, Google Play and many other platforms. 

I have appeared on various national and international televisions shows, including Comedy Central's "Axis of Evil Comedy" special and "The Watch List," ABC's "The View," Al Jazeera English, MBC, "Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen," CNN's "American Morning" and "Wolf Blitzer's Reports," Comedy Central's "Tough Crowd," Fox News, NY1, PBS' "Newshour with Jim Lehrer," ABC's "20/20," CNBC's "The Big Idea with Donnie Deutsch," Japan's NHK, CNN International's "Inside the Middle East" and "Your World Today," as well as in numerous sketches on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." 

I have written numerous jokes that have appeared on "Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update" segment and CBS's "The Late, Late Show," and frequently write for The Huffington Post and CNN.com.

I have also been featured in numerous newspapers and publications including Time magazine, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Vanity Fair (Italy edition), Associated Press, USA Today, AFP, The UK's Guardian, NY Daily News, The NJ Star Ledger and numerous college publications.

I co-produced an Internet show along with Max Brooks for Comedy Central entitled "The Watch List" featuring all Middle-Eastern American performers.

I also perform a stand up show with Jewish comic Scott Blakeman entitled "Stand up for Peace," (www.standupforpeace.com) which uses comedy to bring people together in the hope of fostering peace in the Middle East.

I am the co-founder of the annual NY Arab-American Comedy Festival (www.arabcomedy.org) which will hold its 11th annual Festival in Fall 2014. I am also the Executive Producer of the Amman Stand Up Comedy Festival which took place in December 2008 - this was the first stand up comedy festival ever in Middle East history.  The 3rd annual Festival was held in December 2010.

I perform comedy at colleges across the US and across the Middle East.  Please follow me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/deanofcomedy
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  • Fordham Law School
  • Fordham College
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