Posts Tagged “comedy”

“Ramy” is entertaining, but does little to dispel Arab stereotypes

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“Ramy” is entertaining, but does little to dispel Arab stereotypes

“Ramy” is entertaining, but does little to dispel Arab stereotypes The Hulu comedy series “Ramy,” now in its second season, is entertaining, but it stops short of tackling the challenges most Arabs and Muslims face in America. The series still presents Arabs as all Muslim and in the context of a religious struggle rather than…

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Our Arab identity is being smothered by our religion

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Our Arab identity is being smothered by our religion

Our Arab identity is being smothered by our religion Arab Christians are marginalized, ignored and pushed aside by everyone even though we can play a critical role in trying to bring the East and the West, the Christian and Muslim Worlds, together towards understanding. This issue surfaces all the time and most recently when the…

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Palestinian standup comic Nasr Abu Ali Owaynat discusses his career

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Palestinian standup comic Nasr Abu Ali Owaynat discusses his career

Palestinian standup comedian Nasr Abu Ali Owaynat discusses his career By Ray Hanania Chicagoland Palestinian American comedian Nasr Abu Ali Owaynat will be performing comedy at the renown Chicagoland comedy club Riddles on Jan. 10, 2019. Abu Ali was born to a Palestinian American immigrant and an American mother from Kentucky. He started doing comedy…

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Overview of the Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour

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Overview of the Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour

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…

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US sitcom showcases American Arab character

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US sitcom showcases American Arab character

US sitcom showcases American Arab character A new comedy sitcom on CBS TV showcases an American Arab character played by well known standup comedian Maz Jobrani, and includes some major stars in the comedic entertainment circuit. The show Superior Donuts is getting some strong reviews in its first season By Ray Hanania A new comedy sitcom…

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America’s #1 Arab comedian performs in suburban Detroit

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America’s #1 Arab comedian performs in suburban Detroit

Comedian Nemr pushes the envelope on Arab cultural habits, traditions and even politics using laughter to make audiences see past the stereotypes and anger in the post-Sept. 11, 2001 world. This week, he performs in Greater Detroit and expands his already impressive professional comedy resume By Ray Hanania Not many American Arab comedians have made the cover of Rolling Stone…

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