List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2006-01-27

    Middle East Comic Releif 2

    Los Angeles Friday - January 27, 2006     08:00 PM

    When the news out of Iraq, Israel-Palestine, Syria, Lebanon or Iran is gloomy—when isn’t it?—who best to turn to than the satirists and comedians of Middle Eastern heritage to relieve our anxiety? Following the hilarious and SOLD OUT "Sultans of Satire: Middle East Comic Relief" show in Nov., on Fri., Jan. 27, six very funny and very savvy stand-ups will provide more comic relief and political insight into some of our worst nightmares in "Middle East Comic Relief 2". Emceed by Peter "the Persian" Shahriari at Levantine Cultural Center in Culver City, the night features a group of young Americans of Iranian, Egyptian, Syrian and Jewish/Israeli heritage—comics who also work steadily as dramatic actors in film, television and theatre. NEW: added special guest, Sanjay Shah, South Asian political humorist!

    Join Maz Jobrani, Peter Shahriari, Helen Maalik, David Justin, Nasry Malak and Elham Jazab, along with Sanjay Shah, at Levantine Cultural Center for another evening of edgy humor, where they are certain to lampoon sacred cows, take poetic license and otherwise eliminate common ennui. Levantine Cultural Center, 5920 Blackwelder St., Culver City CA 90232. General admission $15, Tix online at or call 310.559.5544.

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