Enjoy satirical insights on the Middle East! Get a fresh and funny perspective on American and Middle Eastern life with the Sultans of Satire—now the longest-running Middle Eastern stand-up comedy show in the U.S. Features some of the best young stand-up comedians today who just happen to be of Arab, Lebanese, Palestinian, Egyptian, Pakistani and heritage from diverse faiths. Thurs., Jan. 24, 2013, 8:00 pm at the Levantine Cultural Center. Tickets/info 323.413.2001. It's all happening at the Levantine Café on Pico. Seating limited to 50 per show (doors 8:00 pm, show at 8:30 pm, intermission at 9:45 pm). Advance reservations strongly suggested, or get tix online above.
Please note, there is a 1-drink or 1-food item minimum in the café during comedy performances.
The popular and long-running Sultans of Satire show has been a monthly feature at the world-famous Laugh Factory and Improv comedy clubs in L.A. Many of the most celebrated Arab and Iranian comedians in the world have been members of the Sultans cast. These comedians have been called "hilarious" and "politically incorrect," and have been widely covered in the media—from the Los Angeles Times to Fox News, the Daily Pilot, the L.A. Weekly, Persian Mirror, NPR, BBC and the Press-Enterprise. Read a recent Huffington Post article.
The Sultans of Satire have performed together since November 2005 in shows throughout Southern California and across the country. These performances help break barriers and decrease the persistent post-9/11 Arabo- and Islamophobia. Cast members represent the Abrahamic faiths of Islam, Judaism, Christianity and more than a dozen cultures of the Middle East/North Africa.
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The Markaz champions a greater understanding of the Middle East and North Africa by presenting artistic and educational programs that bridge political and religious divides. In a search for common ground, the Markaz fosters discussions among artists and thinkers and offers classes and workshops that serve diverse ethnic communities.