Overview of the Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour
The Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour was co-founded by Palestinian Ray Hanania and Israeli Charley Warady. It included Jewish American comedian Aaron Freeman and Israeli comedian Yisrael Campbell.
The group performed comedy shows before live audiences throughout Israel in 2007 including in West Jerusalem, East Jerusalem, Jaffa, Hebron, Tel Aviv, and in a tour hosted by MASA at U.S. college campuses. The group performed in Dublin, Ireland, and Hanania performed in Dubai and London as a representative of the Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour. They also performed in Austin, Texas, Des Moine Iowa, and in Canada with their biggest audience in Toronto filling the Roy Thomson Hall with more than 2,200 people.
The group also performed with other comedians including Egyptian American comedian Sherif, Muslim Bangladeshi comedian Arif Choudhury, and Ray’s Jewish son, Aaron Hanania.
You can reach the individual comedians via email:
Ray Hanania email@example.com
Aaron Freeman AaronFreeman@gmail.com
Charley Warady firstname.lastname@example.org
Yisrael Campbell IBAVS@aol.com
Here are some past articles about the comedy show
Austin American Statesman, Jan. 16, 2009. Click here
The American Muslim Column, Oct. 11, 2007. Click here.
YNet News Column, Feb. 28, 2007. Click here.
Jerusalem Post Feb. 2, 2007, News Story. Click here.
The Electronic Intifadah hate site, April 4, 2008. Click here.
Winnipeg Jewish Review news story, 2008. Click here.
Column on MASA Tour of College Campuses Feb. 9, 2008. Click here.
Tzavta performance in Tel Aviv, Jan. 27, 2007. Click here.
Haaretz Newspaper, Jan. 22, 2008. News story. Click here.
Chicago Tribune, Oct. 21, 2015. News story. Click here.
The Marcos Kirsch Experience Blog. Jan. 19, 2009. Click here.
Winnipeg Comedy Festival 2010 Click here.
Ray Hanania is an award winning political and humor columnist who analyzes American and Middle East politics, and life in general. He is an author of several books.
Hanania covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. He began writing in 1975 publishing The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper (2004-2007).
Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues as Special US Correspondent for the Arab News ArabNews.com, at TheArabDailyNews.com, and at SuburbanChicagoland.com. He has published weekly columns in the Jerusalem Post newspaper, YNetNews.com, Newsday, the Orlando Sentinel, Houston Chronical, and Arlington Heights Daily Herald.
Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media. In 2009, Hanania received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. He was honored for his writing skills with two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild. In 1990, Hanania was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times editors for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
His writings have also been honored by two national Awards from ADC for his writing, and from the National Arab American Journalists Association.
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