Friday, April 3, 2009

Arab Comedy Festival at COMIX, NY

Warning!!! This event is not certified HALAL...but will feature some Muslim Comedians. Viewer Discretion is Advised!!!! 

The 6th Annual New York Arab-American Comedy 
May 10-14, 2009  
Comix Comedy Club

Schedule of Events:

May 10 (6:30 and 8:30 PM) and May 11 (7:00PM)- Sketch comedy nights: This edgy comedy show will feature 90 minutes of original sketches written by top Arab-American writers and tackling everything from the economy to crazy Arab mother-in-laws starring actors who have appeared on Broadway, film and television including in "The Visitor,” "You Don't Mess with the Zohan", CBS’ "The Unit", "The Sopranos", "Lie to Me", and HBO’s "House of Saddam." The sketch cast for 2009: Alia Tarraf, Christine Moore, Daoud Heidami, Dean Obeidallah, Eva Van Dok, Gary Mahmoud, Haythem Noor, Hend Ayoub, Joe DeRosa, Laith Nakli, Lameece Issaq, May El Calamawy, Maysoon Zayid, Meena Dimian, Michele Rafic, Neil Potter, Nicholas Kattar, Osh Ghanimah, Ramsey Faragallah, Rasha Zamamiri, Sarah Siadat, Sevan Greene, Waleed Zuaiter and Ziad Ghanem. 

Tuesday May 12 (7:00 PM) – New Faces of Arab Stand Up Comedy – Hosted by Meena Dimian and featuring the best up and coming Arab stand up comics from the US and Canada including Amanda Baramki, Marie-Thérèse Abou-Daoud, Eman, Mohamed Masoud, Mohamed Mohamed, Emad Morgan, Alia Tarraf, Tamar Vezirian plus appearances by Arab headliner comedians including Ahmed Ahmed and Dean Obeidallah.

Tuesday May 12 (9:00 PM) Arab-American headliner show featuring the country’s top Arab-American comedians including: Ahmed Ahmed (“The Tonight Show”/”Axis of Evil”) Aron Kader (“Axis of Evil”/Comics Unleashed), Joe Derosa (Comedy Central Half Hour Special,) Dean Obeidallah (Comedy Central’s “Axis of Evil”/ABC’s “The View”), Maysoon Zayid (“Don’t Mess with the Zohan”/PBS), Nasry Malak (Comedy Central’s “The Watch List), Jimmy Goson (National Headliner), Amer Zahr (ABC’s “Politically Incorrect), Maria Shehata (Comedy Central’s “The Watch List”), Mike Batayeh (“Don’t Mess with the Zohan”) Sherif Hedayet (Sherif TV) and hosted by Ronnie Khalil (Showtime Arabia).

Wednesday May 13 (7:30 PM) Arab-American headliner show featuring the country’s top Arab-American comedians including: Ahmed Ahmed (“The Tonight Show”/”Axis of Evil”) Aron Kader (Comedy Central’s “Axis of Evil”/Comics Unleashed), Joe Derosa (Comedy Central Half Hour Special,) Dean Obeidallah (Comedy Central’s “Axis of Evil”/ABC’s “The View”), Maysoon Zayid (“Don’t Mess with the Zohan”/PBS), Jimmy Goson, (National headliner), Ronnie Khalil (Showtime Arabia), Amer Zahr (ABC’s “Politically Incorrect), Pete Michael (National Headliner), Maria Shehata (Comedy Central’s “The Watch List”), and Mike Batayeh (“Don’t Mess with the Zohan”).

Thursday, May 14 (7:30 PM) The Best of The Festival - Join us for a great ending to our festival with some of the best of the festival’s stand ups including Ahmed Ahmed and Aron Kader, sketches and short comedic films co-hosted by comedians Dean Obeidallah and Maysoon Zayid.

Warning!!! Viewer Discretion is Advised. Alcohol will be served. Not HALAL...but will feature MUSLIM Comedians!!!! 

Comedy/ Music Show in Queens, NY

MAS Youth New York presents

Saturday April 4th 2009
Goldstein Theater at Queens College
Doors open at 6:00pm

TSOR | Baba Ali | "L" Debois | Khalil Ismail | Yousaf

Expressions is an entertainment event that encompasses various forms of verbal art, including singing, comedy and spoken word. Through this event, we in MAS Youth NY hope to empower the youth to express themselves through positive avenues, and encourage them to redefine art rather than accept what is handed to them.

The purpose of the event is to provide positive conscious entertainment for the community at large that will create an inviting atmosphere where artistic creativity and talent is promoted.

THE SOUND OF REASON- "If any group is going to change the direction of music I am convinced it will be The Sound of Reason" - Andrew Chang, CBC news

BABA ALI- The founder of Ummah Films, a film company that has produced popular web series including the "Reminder" series and "Ask Baba Ali" series. - A worker in the IT field by profession in California, Ardekani quickly rose to prominence within the online community with films that tackle the broad struggles faced by Muslims in the West and the common misconceptions about Islam.

"L" DEBOIS- Former DefJam artist bringing a new urban sensation to the music world of nasheeds. His goal through his music is to bring social awareness to enlighten the youth and listeners through inspirational lyrics.

KHALIL ISMAIL- Growing up with the principles and moral standards of Islam helped shape Khalil's focused attention to social and spiritual issues within his music. He is set to release a new album in 2009 that will show his true growth as an artist "The Calm Before the Storm".

YOUSAF- An up and coming Spoken Word artist from New Jersey. His poetry is charged with emotion that will get your pulse racing, your heart pumping, and will no doubt leave you breathless. 

$20 Advance 
$30 at door

*Ticket Sale Locations*
1. MAS Youth Center 1933 bath Ave. Brooklyn NY 11214 (718) 232-5905
2. MAS Queens 35-13 23rd Avenue, Astoria, NY 11105
3.John Jay MAS on Campus- 445 West 59th St. NY, NY 10019

To find a sales rep in your area or for more info email:

To buy tickets online go to

Sponsored by Islamic Relief

Friday, March 20, 2009

BABA ALI Live in Long Island, NY (Nassau County)

Baba Ali Live @ NYIT

Thursday, March 26, 2009
7:00 PM- 8:00PM

David G. Salten Hall: SC1 & SC2
NYIT - Old Westbury Campus
Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000

FREE CHICKEN 'N RICE will be served

Tickets are being sold for only $10, which includes Free Chicken 'N Rice! As of now, you may reserve tickets through E-mail and/or purchase tickets from one of the NYIT MSA E-Board Members and/or purchase tickets at one of our upcoming Events/Activities.

Thus, an option for you would be to E-mail , with your full name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address and the number of tickets, and the NYIT MSA Events Committee will take care of the rest, in'shaAllah.

If you are an NYIT or an NYCOM student, please buy tickets from an E-Board Member.

Please note that tickets will not be sold at the door and only those who reserve tickets through E-mail will be allowed to pay at the door for entry. The tickets are non-refundable

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

MAS YOUTH EVENT - SERIOUS HUMOR (Not a Comedy Show, but includes a comedian!)

MAS Youth Upper NY presents:
Seriously, Where are you headed?

Friday, March 6, 2009

6:00pm - 10:00pm
Hudson Valley Islamic Communtiy Center
3680 Lexington Avenue
Mohegan Lake, NY

Guest Speakers:
Nasser Karimian 
Idris Tawfiq 
British Catholic Priest convert to Islam (

Ahmad Yousaf: Spoken Word
Mustafa Gatollari: Comedy

Friday March 6th 2009 @ 6:00pm
$5 per ticket

Food and refreshments will be sold

Monday, February 23, 2009

Allah Made Me Funny Movie Viewing Party in NJ

Allah Made Me Funny (The Movie)

604 Bartholomew Rd
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8002
Time: Tuesday, February 24th  @ 7 PM

For further information please call Shehnaz Abdeljaber (732)445-8444 x 25 
To R.S.V.P. please email: or

Mr. Mehdi Eliefifi (973) 342-0656 or email

Location : BUSCH CAMPUS CENTER-MULTI PURPOSE ROOM 604 Bartholomew Rd Piscataway, NJ 08854-8002 
Contact : Shehnaz Abdeljaber (732)445-8444 x 25

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Big Brown Comedy Hour

The Big Brown Comedy Hour* (please read see disclaimer) in NYC on Feb 19th 2009

Join some of  NY's top  Arab, Indian, Pakistani and Iranian comedians for a great night of "brown" comedy! 

The show is hosted by Dean Obeidallah (Comedy Central's "Axis of Evil" special/ABC's "The View") and features Vidur Kapur (Fox TV), Joe Derosa (Comedy Central ½ hour special), Dan Nainan (National headliner), Saad Sarwana (ABC's "20/20"),Kumail Nanjiani ("The Colbert Report"), Alia Tarraf (NY Arab-American Comedy Festival), Aman Ali (MTV),  Tamar Vezirian (MTV), Mohamed Mohamed, Meena Dimian (NY Arab-American Comedy Festival) and more!

100% of the ticket price will be donated to The Palestinian Chidren's Relief Fund to help children in Gaza -

Date: Thursday, February 19, 2009  
Showtime: 8:00 P.M.
Venue: Broadway Comedy Club, 318 W. 53rd Street, (bet 8th and 9th Aves), NY, NY (
Tickets: $10 plus 2 beverage minimum. 
For reservations, please call 212- 757-2323

* DISCLAIMER: Halal Authenticity of this show is questionable. It will be held in a comedy club which serves alcohol, and will feature both muslim and non-muslim comedians. But its for a good cause!