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Dean Obeidallah
Works at Dean of Comedy Productions, Inc.
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"The Big Brown Comedy Hour" is back featuring NYC's top Arab, Indian, Iranian, Pakistani and other "Brown" comedians.

This show features Dean Obeidallah (SiriusXM’s “The Dean Obeidallah show”/”The Muslims are Coming!), Maysoon Zayid (The Queen Latifah Show/TED Talk),  Eman Morgan (Showtime), Manvir Singh (Laughing Devil Comedy Festival), Sopan Deb (Laughing Devil Comedy Festival), Atheer Yacoub (NY Arab-American Comedy Festival), Narinder Singh, Feraz Shere and more. 

Showtime: Thursday,  April 30, 2015 at 8:00 PM
The Comic Strip Comedy Club
1568 2nd Ave at 82nd Street
New York, NY 10028

Tickets $12 in advance ($15 at the door)
Plus 2 beverage minimum

Tickets:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1457214 or call 800-838-3006
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If you guys make it to the Bay area let me know. I would like to come.  Good luck 
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When will the NRA stop lying? My new The Daily Beast​ article about the annual NRA Convention over the weekend where once again the NRA served up the same old lies that Obama and now Hillary Clinton are coming for their guns. But not one word from NRA about the 30 people killed every day by gun violence. Hope you check it out. Thanks http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/04/13/will-the-nra-s-wayne-lapierre-ever-stop-lying.html
In 2008, the NRA honcho said Obama was going to confiscate guns. Now, Hillary wants to. The lies will never end.
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Great line up of guests on The Dean Obeidallah Show​ Saturday Am: The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi​  to talk his new web series "Halal in the Family," Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf on his interfaith work, Politico's Nahal Toosi on Hillary Clinton+Rand Paul and Seema Iyer, Esq. on the shooting of yet another unarmed Black man (South Carolina) Hope you tune in. The show is live 10 AM to Noon (NYC time) on SiriusXM Radio​ Channel 121 http://www.facebook.com/deanofradio
Dean Obeidallah's weekly SirusXM radio show live every Saturday from 10 AM to Noon on Ch 121
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Bill Maher has a Muslim boy band fetish! My new The Daily Beast article about Maher's joke comparing Zayn Malik from One Direction to the Boston Marathon bomber bc Malik is also Muslim. I hope people will simply flip the dial and stop watching Maher, instead watch John Oliver, The Daily Show or The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore- all far better shows. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/04/07/maher-s-lamest-muslim-joke-yet.html
The comedian’s joke about Zayn Malik was actually fine. But there was an uproar because of his track record. And he made that happen.
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Sharia law is coming to Indiana! Thanks to the right wing politicians in Indiana and their "religious liberty" law, we Muslims can now bring Islamic law to Indiana! New Daily Beast article by Dean Obeidallah include suggestions that many of you made such as requiring all Cracker Barrels to now be halal! Hope you check it out. Thx http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/04/03/next-we-muslims-bring-sharia-to-indiana.html
Allah’s blessings be upon you, Mike Pence. Now that “religious conscience” means whatever, we Muslims are going to town!
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Wanted to share my article for SiriusXM Radio blog about The Dean Obeidallah Show​. It includes a clip of NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin on the show Saturday talking the media's double standard when it comes to Muslims and how media avoids using term "terrorist" for anyone else except Muslims. Hope you check it out. Thanks: http://blog.siriusxm.com/2015/03/30/dean-obeidallah-wants-to-be-your-muslim-friend/
SiriusXM Insight host Dean Obeidallah writes about his weekly show — and becoming your friend (follow him on Twitter!): If you don’t have a Muslim friend – and a recent survey found that 62 percent of Americans don’t- then I’m … Continued
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Heading out to host The Dean Obeidallah Show - Great guests today: The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi to talk his new web series "Halal in the Family," Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf on his interfaith work, Politico's Nahal Toosi on Hillary Clinton+Rand Paul and Seema Iyer, Esq. on the shooting of yet another unarmed Black man (South Carolina) The show is live 10 AM to Noon (NYC time) on SiriusXM Radio Channel 121- Hope you tune in! http://www.facebook.com/deanofradio 
Dean Obeidallah's weekly SirusXM radio show live every Saturday from 10 AM to Noon on Ch 121
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The new Apple emojis are here and they include a Black Santa Clause, a kissing gay couple and a Palestinian flag. Cue the right wing outrage! My new CNN Opinion​ article on how these little images might be more important for minority groups than some realize: http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/10/opinions/obeidallah-emoji-diversity/
Apple's new emoji lineup is diverse in race, ethnicity and sexual orientation -- just like America. What took Apple so long?
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What do you mean Jesus and Moses are part of Islam? Wanted to share clips from my SiriusXM Radio​ show Saturday where Kameelah Rashad discussed the role of Jesus, Moses and Abraham in Islam, Congressman Andre Carson talked Iran deal and Indiana discriminating against LGBT community, Haroon Moghul on war in Yemen and comedian Aron Kader on Trevor Noah uproar. Hope you check out the clips:  http://blog.siriusxm.com/2015/04/06/the-dean-obeidallah-show-jesus-and-moses-are-part-of-islam/
What do you mean Jesus is part of Islam?! Are you actually saying that Moses and Abraham are also part of Islam?! Noooooo way!! Well, those are the typical responses I get from people when they hea...
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SiriusXM Insight host Dean Obeidallah writes about his weekly show — and becoming your friend (follow him on Twitter!): If you don’t have a Muslim friend – and a recent survey found that 62 percent of Americans don’t- then I’m … Continued
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Ayaan Hirsi Ali's Convenient Use of Her Muslim Identity to Bash Islam-Great article by Hira Uddin for The Dean's Report: http://thedeansreport.com/item/144-hirsiali
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Al Qaeda & ISIS are bashing Islam.
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  • Dean of Comedy Productions, Inc.
    Comedian/Producer, present
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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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