In our current political climate, it would be fair to assume that Arab-Americans could use a laugh. Since 2003, this festival has gathered new and well-known names from within the community for some epic acts. 1001 Arabian Comics on Thur 29 features nearly 20 names barrelling through quick stand-up sets; Legends of Arab Comedy on Fri 30 at 8pm unites some famous faces to dig into one another, followed by the filthy and outrageous Harram Show at 10:30pm. Saturday's Last Laugh Before Deportation at 7:30pm gives veteran acts the chance to go into Trump, and the Arab Comedy All-Stars show at 10pm brings together stand-ups from the U.S., Canada and Middle East to share humor.
|Venue name:||Comic Strip Live||Contact:|
1568 Second Ave
|Cross street:||between 81st and 82nd Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 8:30pm; Fri 8:30, 10:30pm, 12:30am; Sat 6, 8, 10:15pm, 12:30am; Sun 8pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St|
|Price:||per show $25 plus two-drink minimum|