Montreal, Canada, September 21, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- “The Arabs Gone Wild” stand up comedy tour -which has played to sold out shows in the United States and Middle East – performs it’s first show ever in Canada on Saturday, October 10 at the Gesù Theater in Montreal. [The show is in English.]
“With President Bush finally gone, Arabs feel like it’s time to party!” declares co-headliner and producer of the show Dean Obeidallah. “The show is a celebration of being of Arab heritage,” adds co-headliner Maysoon Zayid.
The show will tackle everything from politics to pop culture as well as “Arabs issues” like “Arab time” (why Arabs are always late for everything) to “Dating while Arab.”
“You don’t have to be of Arab heritage to enjoy the comedy, the jokes are written for everyone to understand – even ‘white people,’” jokes Obeidallah.
The show features four comedians: Dean Obeidallah who was one of the stars of the critically acclaimed “Axis of Evil” stand up TV special which aired in Canada on The Comedy Network, in the US on Comedy Central and in the Middle East on Showtime Arabia. Dean has also appeared twice on ABC’s “The View,” as well as on CNN, PBS, “Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen,” and is the co-producer of Comedy Central.com’s “The Watch List,” The Amman Stand up Comedy Festival and the annual NY Arab-American Comedy Festival. (www.deanofcomedy.com)
Also co-headlining is Palestinian-American comedian Maysoon Zayid who has appeared in the hit movie “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan,” as well as on PBS’ one hour special “Muslim Comics Come of Age,” Comedy Central’s “The Watch List,” MTV and is the co-producer with Dean of the annual NY Arab-American Comedy Festival. (www.maysoon.com)
The show also features from Canada Eman who will be appearing in the 2nd annual Amman Stand up Comedy Festival in Amman, Jordan this December. She has also performed in the NY Arab-American Comedy Festival and is a regular at the Montreal Comedyworks and Comedy Nest.
Rounding out the show is Canada’s Ali Hassan who is an honorary Arab (he is of Pakistani heritage.) Ali has appeared in the last year’s Amman Stand up Comedy Festival and is also a regular at Montreal Comedyworks and Comedy Nest.
“Arabs Gone Wild is not just a stand up show, it’s a party,” declares Obeidallah.
Tickets are $25. Student discount tickets are available for $20 at the Gesù Box Office with valid student Id.
To purchase tickets please visit www.admission.com or call the Gesù Box Office at 514-861-4036.
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2009
Show time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Gesù Theater, 1200 Rue de Bleury
Montreal, Quebec. Website: http://www.gesu.net/