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Sunday
29
APR

ISF Stand Up Comedy Night-New York

20:00
22:00
Islamic Scholarship Fund
Event organized by Islamic Scholarship Fund

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Please join us for a night of laughter at ISF's comedy night event at the Comedy Strip in New York on April 29th at 8pm.

The event is hosted by amazing Dean Obeidallah and many more comedians:

Dean Obeidallah:
Dean, a lawyer turned writer and award winning comedian, has been using his skills to both entertain and educate people for years. He’s the host of SiriusXM radio’s daily program “The Dean Obeidallah show” making him the first Muslim American to host a national radio show.

Dean is the co-director/co-producer of the comedy documentary entitled “The Muslims are Coming!” featuring a stand up comedy tour of Muslim-American comedians performing free shows across the South and West in the hopes of countering anti-Muslim bigotry. The film features interviews with a cross section of luminaries including The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, comedians Lewis Black, David Cross and many more.

Dean writes weekly for The Daily Beast and for CNN.com Opinion. He has also written articles for various other publications including The Atlantic, The Washington Post and The Huffington Post.

Eman Elhusseini:
A Canadian, a Palestinian, a Muslim, and a lesbian walk into a bar … ladies and gentlemen, it’s just Eman El-Husseini. Yes, she’s all those catastrophic identities rolled into one — her life is a current event. From the Muslim ban to Palestinian rights and marriage equality to the ice cream truck that insists on parking in front of her building, it’s all happening and it’s happening to her, especially. Strap in and get comfortable, Eman has a lot to work through. In her decade-long comedy career, Eman has headlined across Canada, opened for Patton Oswalt, and recorded her first comedy album, “Unveiled,” which can be heard regularly on SiriusXM Radio. She currently lives in New York City, legally, thank you very much.

Manvir Singh:
After performing on shows around the U.S. in comedy clubs, universities, comedy festivals, etc., Manvir realized that becoming a Stand-Up Comedian has proved to expose Sikhs on a unique and unfamiliar stage. He performs regularly in the Tri-State area and was also part of The Laughing Devil and Hoboken Comedy Festivals. He has gained the respect from his peers and a broad range of audiences. Whenever the opportunity to perform arises, Manvir hopes to end hatred against Sikhism and other religions by picking up the mic and spreading the laughter.

Usama Siddiquee:
Usama is a Bengali-American comedian currently living in NYC. He crafts hilarious jokes on race, religion, and dating with rapid-fire charisma and energy. Follow him before he gets huge on Instagram @UsamaBinLaughin.

Feraz Shere:
Feraz is a 33-year-old comic who specializes in impressions, did spot-on caricatures of both President Obama — whom he tweaked as having to weigh in on toothpaste rather than nuclear issues after leaving ... She was born in Pakistan and arrived in the United States a few months after the Sept.

Brian Scott McFadden:
Actor/Comedian/ Brian Scott McFadden is one of the funniest stand up comics working in the industry today. A regular on the NY comedy club circuit, Brian has recently taken his act to a whole new level with his high energy performances & some of the most unique, incisive & hilarious routines around. After making his debut on The Late Show with David Letterman Brian followed that up with an appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS. A multi­dimensional performer Brian is both an accomplished stage actor, who has played Hamlet in New York, and a versatile voice over artist with a vast range of accents and character voices in his repertoire. Brian was recently seen on the big screen in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty with Ben Stiller & also performed in such films as Ice Age II with Ray Romano and Robots with Robin Williams & Halle Berry. Brian has just released his first live Comedy CD “What Women Want.”

Tickets:
General: $15
Student: $10

Venue requires the purchasing of two snacks/drinks.
Attendees need to be at least 15 years old.