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Dean Obeidallah
Works at Dean of Comedy Productions, Inc.
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Ted Cruz and the Anarchist puppeteer? Yes the right wing Senator from Texas and the anarchist puppeteer arrested in the NYC subway this week have more of a connection than you might think. My new The Daily Beast article. Hope u check it out. Thx! 
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/04/18/ted-cruz-and-the-times-square-anarchist-puppeteer.html
The senator from Texas and the anarchist busker from New York City have a lot more in common than you might expect.
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Tonight in NYC hope you check out The Big Brown Comedy Hour! We have a great line up of Arab, Indian, Pakistani and other very funny comedians. It's only $12 and 2 beverages. Hope to see u there! http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/626795
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It's time that Attorney General Eric Holder stop religious and ethnic profiling by the FBI. My new Daily Beast article
The attorney general’s new rules cleared the way for more inequity, including tracking whole communities based on ethnicity and religion.
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The Supreme Court's War on Democracy! My new Daily Beast article about how the conservative Justices on US Supreme Court are making big biz and wealthy even more powerful at the expense of the average voter. Hope u check it out: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/04/04/the-supreme-court-s-war-on-democracy.html
The conservative-controlled court is taking out one campaign finance law after another. Will Americans keep going to polls if they know it doesn’t matter?
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The Big Brown Comedy Hour" is back with another great show featuring NYC's top Arab, Indian, Iranian, Pakistani and other "Brown" comedians. It's a celebration of all things "Brown"!

The show features Aasif Mandvi, (Correspondent on The Daily Show/"The Internship"), Dean Obeidallah (Muslims Are Coming! Doc/Axis of Evil), Vidur Kapur (Showtime/Logo TV), Maysoon Zaid (Tedx/PBS), Nader Uthman (NY Arab-American Comedy Festival), Rubi Nicholas (Nick at Night's "NickMom"), Narinder Singh, Atheer Yacoub (NY Arab-American Comedy Fest), Manvir Singh (Laughing Devil Comedy Festival, Feraz Shere and more.


Sunday, April 13 at 8PM 
The Comic Strip Live Comedy Club, 
1568 Second Avenue (between 81st & 82nd Street)
New York, NY

Tickets: $12 plus 2 beverage minimum ($15 at the Door plus 2 beverages)

To buy tickets please visit: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/626795 or call 800-838-3006
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My new Daily Beast article re Republican in Florida who is inspired by Islamaphobia to exchange bc some parents complained it taught students too much about Islam 
A state senator who says Muslims threaten America and gays deserve to die of AIDS wants to give more control to local school boards after a hate group asked students to tear out one book’s chapter on Islam.
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Hey NY/NJ: Hope you check out The Big Brown Comedy Hour Sunday in NYC! Great line up including Maysoon Zayid, Vidur Kapur, Narinder Singh, Atheer Yacoub, Gibran Saleem, Rubi Nicholas and more! Only $12 plus 2 beverages. Hope to see u http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/626795
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Would you risk your life to vote? Well over 7 million Afghans did in their elections Saturday. Yet in US we had a lower voter turnout on a % basis and we have nothing to risk by voting. My new The Daily Beast article re the brave Afghans should be an inspiration to us: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/04/07/would-you-risk-your-life-to-vote-it-looks-like-7-million-afghans-did.html
In November 2012, U.S. voter turnout was 58 percent. And on Saturday, Afghan turnout was about the same—in the face of dire threats and violence. What does that say about our democracy?
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The Big Brown Comedy Hour" is back with another great show featuring NYC's top Arab, Indian, Iranian, Pakistani and other "Brown" comedians. It's a celebration of all things "Brown"!

The show features Aasif Mandvi, (Correspondent on The Daily Show/"The Internship"), Dean Obeidallah (Muslims Are Coming! Doc/Axis of Evil), Vidur Kapur (Showtime/Logo TV), Maysoon Zaid (Tedx/PBS), Nader Uthman (NY Arab-American Comedy Festival), Rubi Nicholas (Nick at Night's "NickMom"), Narinder Singh, Atheer Yacoub (NY Arab-American Comedy Fest), Manvir Singh (Laughing Devil Comedy Festival, Feraz Shere and more.


Sunday, April 13 at 8PM 
The Comic Strip Live Comedy Club, 
1568 Second Avenue (between 81st & 82nd Street)
New York, NY

Tickets: $12 plus 2 beverage minimum ($15 at the Door plus 2 beverages)

To buy tickets please visit: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/626795 or call 800-838-3006
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Looking forward to being on Stephanie Miller's radio show  http://www.stephaniemiller.com/ at 10 AM NYC time to talk my Daily BEast article about Palestinians still being under occuaption in West Bank depsite what Sheldon Adelson claims.  http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/03/31/chris-christie-s-dares-to-speak-the-truth-about-palestinians.html
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  • Dean of Comedy Productions, Inc.
    Comedian/Producer, present
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Comedian/producer/writer and police sketch artist
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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 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 8th annual Festival September 25-29, 2011. 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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