"You've Got to Keep a Sense of Humor in These Times" - Arab-American Comics Speak Out

November 17, 2003

The first ever Arab-American Comedy Festival is opening tonight in New York City. The not-for-profit event will showcase Arab-American performers, writers and filmmakers. Three of them join us in our studio to talk about life as an Arab-American in a post Sept. 11 America.

  • Najla Said, an actress and founding member of Nibras, an Arab-American theatre collective.
  • Maysoon Zayid, an actress comedian and activist.
  • Dean Obeidallah, a former lawyer turned stand-up comic.