For one night only on March 19, 2011, The Arabs Gone Wild Comedy Revolution Tour will make its debut at the Chicago Center for the Performing Arts. The show will feature Dean Obeidallah, Maysoon Zayid and Aron Kader. Also performing, will be Chicago’s own Arab-issh comedians Khaled the Comic and Mo Na.
Covering topics from pop culture such as The Jersey Shore and Charlie Sheen’s latest insanity to the current uprisings in the Middle East, these comics hope to literally cause a comedy revolution in Hollywood by bringing more brown people and Arab-Americans into the world of comedy says cofounder, Dean Obeidallah. In addition, Arabs Gone Wild gives American audiences a glimpse into the lighthearted side of Arab culture rarely seen in popular media. Indeed, in most movies, if an Arab is laughing for example, it is usually maniacal laughter over some diabolical plot. Through laughter and good fun, these comics hope to change that image.
Obeidallah, a former practicing attorney, was one of the stars of Comedy Central’s critically acclaimed Axis of Evil stand up TV special. Furthermore, he is the co-creator of Comedy Central’s internet series The Watch List. He has also appeared on The View, as well as CNN, Fox News and PBS. In addition, he co-produced The Amman Stand up Comedy Festival – the Middle East’s first and only annual stand up comedy festival and the annual New York Arab-American Comedy Festival, which was the foundation for this tour.
Zayid, a Palestinian-American from New Jersey, appeared in Adam Sandler’s hit movie You Don’t Mess with the Zohan. She has also made appearances on MTV, PBS’ one hour special Muslim Comics Come of Age and Comedy Central’s The Watch List. Furthermore, she is the co-producer, with Obeidallah, of the annual New York Arab-American Comedy Festival.
Kader, known in part for his hilarious impressions, was also a star of Comedy Central’s Axis of Evil. He recently became the first to teach stand-up comedy classes in Jordan and Dubai. Kader has also been seen on VH1, CNN, The Shield and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend.
The stars of Arabs Gone Wild have sold out to audiences across the U.S., Canada and The Middle East garnering stellar reviews and uncontrollable laughter. You don’t have to be of Arab descent to experience the revolution as the jokes are tailor made for everyone to understand and enjoy. There are two shows on March 19th; 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.