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New York Arab-American Comedy Festival

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Time Out says

Since 2003, this festival has gathered new and well-known names from within the community for some epic acts, this year very much included. 

The festival is broken down into three days of fun featuring 25 comedians, including Dave Merheje, Paul Elia and Sammy Obeid:

— First, there's the Lowkey Comedy Show on Thursday, November 17, featuring a blend of traditional standup, post-set riffing, and audience interaction.

— Next, there's the the Arab Comedy All Stars and the Arab Comedy Bonanza on Friday, November 18 with "the top Arab comedians from across the world who are finally back in NYC and ready to do it live."

— The event wraps up on Saturday, November 19 with two performances featuring Arab American comics who have sold out theatres world-wide. 

“The talent this year is extraordinary. Every single show has a lineup you can't see in one place anywhere else in the world,” explained co-founder and comedian Maysoon Zayid, who has been featured on countless television shows and is an activist for the disability community. 

Here's the full line-up.

Rossilynne Skena Culgan
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Rossilynne Skena Culgan


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