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Dean Obeidallah
Works at Dean of Comedy Productions, Inc.
Attended Fordham Law School
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Hey Media: Isn't it time to ask how exactly Trump will keep us safe? He was a reality show star and real estate developer. Where in that does military and national security come in?! The only fighting Trump has done is on Twitter! (he avoided the draft during Vietnam War) Time to ask the tough questions. My new Huffington Post article http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dean-obeidallah/trump-acceptance-speech-rnc-fear_b_11140798.html?1469215633
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Comic, advocate and talk show host Dean Obeidallah joined Errol Louis to discuss the impact of the presidential election on the Muslim-American Community, as well as his own brand of political comedy.
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Only 5 days to the Return of the Muslim Funny Fest! America's only Muslim stand up comedy festival returns with an amazing line up including Maysoon Zayid, Ali Al Sayed, Azhar Usman, Omar Regan, Mo Amer, Ramy Youssef and many more. Tickets. http://muslimfunnyfest.com/
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No one suffers more from ISIS than Muslims. This week alone ISIS killed over 250 Muslims including many children. My new article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dean-obeidallah/isis-defeat-muslims_b_10825028.html
The so-called Islamic State is the enemy of Islam. In fact, ISIS is the enemy of Judaism, Christianity, Yazidism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, atheism an...
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Trump's jihad versus Muslims continues! He agrees with supporter at capagn event that he will look into firing Muslim American women who wear hijabs from working at TSA and replacing them with military veterans. Will Trump make a list of jobs Muslim Americans can't hold?! And what Trump doesnt know is that Muslim Amers are US miitary vets. Muslims have fought for our nation in the Revolutionary War before we were even a country right through today. And many Muslim Americans are buried in Arlington National Cemetery having sacrificed their lives for our nation. My new CNN article about Trump's latest anti-Muslim BS: http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/02/opinions/heeby-jobbies-question-trump-bigotry-obeidallah/index.html
This July 4, honor those who've served our nation--including Muslim Americans-- by rejecting the strange anti-American bigotry voiced by Donald Trump and some supporters.
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The first week of new daily show featured everything from famous comedians like Lewis Black to famous Muslims like Congressman Keith Ellison – plus everything in between. The show even made news wi…
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Newt Gingrich wants to deport Muslim Americans if they don't pass his loyalty test. Scariest thing is that if Trump wins he will be part of his administration. My new article on Gingrich's bone chilling proposal: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dean-obeidallah/gingrich-muslim-inquisition_b_11033886.html
Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich really wants to take us back to "the good old days," and by that he apparently means to
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Muslim comedians at NYC's Muslim funny fest hope to use comedy to defeat Trump! My Washington Post op-ed https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/07/12/the-jokes-that-muslim-american-comics-hope-will-stop-president-trump/
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Last week on my daily live show we talked racism, told jokes and of course mocked Donald Trump! My guests included two hilarious comedians from the Muslim Funny Fest coming up in New York City July…
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Aziz Ansari’s Op-Ed Slamming Trump’s Anti- Muslim BS really Matters! My new article for Mediaite about Aziz's moving op-ed for NY Times about why Trump makes him scared for his Muslim family. It's truly great to see someone at the level of Aziz put himself out there for Muslims. Hope u check out my article. Thanks:
http://www.mediaite.com/online/why-aziz-ansaris-op-ed-slamming-trumps-anti-muslim-bs-matters/
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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
Introduction
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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