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Dean Obeidallah
Works at Dean of Comedy Productions, Inc.
Attended Fordham Law School
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The mainstream media is ignoring the story of the Christian terrorist who plotted to attack and kill Muslim Americans in New York but I'm not. On my radio show today I'll have on one of the leaders of the Muslim community that the terrorist targeted to talk about how the community has been traumatized: How do you tell a child someone wants to kill them simply because of their religion? The Dean Obeidallah Show​ is live 10AM to Noon SiriusXM Ch 121.  Here's my article earlier in the week on this: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/05/18/guess-why-this-christian-terrorist-plot-against-muslims-isn-t-getting-any-press.html
An ordained minister pleaded guilty to threatening to burn down a New York town full of Muslims. Where's the FBI presser and Fox News panic?
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Thanks to everyone who submitted for my Draw Your Favorite Islamophobe contest. We received many great images. Here are the 8 finalists. Please help me pick a winner by voting in the comments for the picture for the winner or emailing me here. Deadline for voting is Thursday at 6 PM NYC time. Winner will be announced on The Dean Obeidallah Show​ this Saturday AM. Thanks!
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I received so many great submissions for the Draw your favorite Islamophobe contest Im going to extend deadline until Monday AM because I dont want to quickly post the 6 or 7 finalists today and rush the voting. I'll post them Monday and let people vote all week and announce winner on May 23 show. Im truly amazed by the level of talent and effort many put into this. Nothing better than countering hate with comedy. Thanks! http://blog.siriusxm.com/2015/05/11/dean-obeidallah-show-draw-your-favorite-islamophobe-contest/
Do you know how to draw, even just stick figures? Do you hate bigotry? Then I hope you enter my “Draw your favorite Islamphobe contest” that I announced on my show this past Saturday. You can draw ...
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Did SNL's comedy sketch about drawing the Prophet Mohammed last night go too far? I says no, but would love to hear your thoughts. My new Daily Beast article: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/05/10/snl-doesn-t-draw-the-line-at-prophet-muhammad.html
In last night’s skit, the venerable comedy show skewers Islamic extremists, Islamaphobes and 1990s game shows.
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Great guests on my radio show tomorrow: Al Jazeera America's Wajahat Ali on fear of a Muslim planet, Muslim Girl.net's Amani and CAIR Dallas head Alia Salem on Pam Geller and freedom of speech, SiriusXM host/CNN contributor Margaret Hoover on the GOP's chances in 2016 and comedian Wali Collins from Letterman/Comedy Central. The Dean Obeidallah Show​ is live 10AM to Noon (NYC time) on SiriusXM Radio​ ch 121. Hope you tune in!
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Wanted to share audio clips from my show Saturday where I had two Imams on the show who made it clear that Ayaan Hirsi Ali's claim on Bill Maher's show Friday night that Islam commands Muslims to kill gay people is not at all based on Quran:  http://blog.siriusxm.com/2015/05/20/the-dean-obeidallah-show-no-islam-doesnt-say-kill-gays/
On Friday night’s episode of HBO’s “Real Time,” Bill Maher welcomed his friend and fellow anti-theist Ayaan Hirsi Ali to disucss Islam. (Nothing like two non-Muslims who hate religion telling peopl...
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Why doesn't the media cover the Christian terrorist who was plotting a terror attack on the Muslim community in New York?  My new The Daily Beast​ article on this lethal attack that was thankfully prevented by the FBI and the need for media to cover all terror plots, not just ones involving Muslims. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/05/18/guess-why-this-christian-terrorist-plot-against-muslims-isn-t-getting-any-press.html
An ordained minister pleaded guilty to threatening to burn down a New York town full of Muslims. Where's the FBI presser and Fox News panic?
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 Was SNL's Draw Mohammed sketch plagiarized? Not likely My new CNN Opinion​ article based on my 8 years working at SNL: http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/14/opinions/obeidallah-snl-not-plagiarized/index.html
Comedy writers and comedians ruin their reputations if they plagiarize. "Saturday Night Live" is a venerable show that wouldn't risk it.
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I think SNL does a great job making fun of everyone.  This wasn't offensive and it was funny. 
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Do you know how to draw, even just stick figures? Do you hate bigotry? Then I hope you enter my “Draw your favorite Islamphobe contest” that I announced on my show this past Saturday. You can draw ...
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Why does Pamela Geller demonize Muslims? Because she's paid $200,000 a year to do so. I was able to get tax returns for some of the biggest anti-Muslim groups and it shows Geller, David Horowitz, Robert Spencer and others are all paid very well to spew anti-Muslim hate. My new The Daily Beast article- Pls share to get the word out. Thanks! http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/05/08/muslim-bashing-can-be-very-lucrative.html
Why do Pamela Geller et al. do it? Sure, they believe it. But they get bankrolled to do it—and on a major scale.
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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
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