New York Arab American Comedy Festival Announces 20th Anniversary Celebration Tour

The festival was created in 2003 to dispel negative stereotypes about Arab Americans, as well as to create a platform for the Arab American community to tell their stories through comedy.

The New York Arab American Comedy Festival celebrates 20 years of comedy
Festival co-founders Maysoon Zayid and Dean Obeidallah created the festival to challenge and inspire their fellow Arab Americans to create outstanding works of comedy.

The New York Arab American Comedy Festival has just announced its 20th anniversary celebration — a year-long tour to five venues across the United States. The festival was created in 2003 to dispel negative stereotypes about Arab Americans, as well as to create a platform for the Arab American community to tell their stories through comedy.

The festival’s first show is at the Wimberly Theatre in Boston on Sept. 9, and will feature six headliners who have performed in previous festivals. Featured performers include festival co-creators Maysoon Zayid and Dean Obeidallah, as well as other stand-up comedians such as Eman Morgan, Atheer Yacoub, Mohanad Elshieky and Nina Kharoufeh

Great! You’ve successfully signed up.

Welcome back! You've successfully signed in.

You've successfully subscribed to Fann.

Success! Check your email for magic link to sign-in.

Success! Your billing info has been updated.

Your billing was not updated.