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Calendar Picks and Clicks September 19–25, 2009

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/picks_clicks/article/calendar_picks_and_clicks_september_19_25_2009_20090916

The inaugural Middle Eastern Comedy Festival in Los Angeles gathers some of the top stand-up comedians in the business to dispel the myth that talent from that region of the world is only applied to explosive engineering. (That was a joke.) The festival begins with the Brown Carpet Stand-Up Comedy Gala for charity, starring Maysoon Zayid (“You Don’t Mess With the Zohan”), Peter the Persian (Sultans of Satire), Ronnie Khalil (Comedy Central’s “The Watch List”) and others, hosted by Maz Jobrani. The laughs continue with “Night of 1001 Sketches ... More or Less ... Probably Less,” four performances of sketch comedy at Acme Comedy Theatre. The last night, a stand-up comedy showcase at the Laugh Factory, will feature more headliners and up-and-comers, followed by a closing party. Opening Night: Tue. 7:30 p.m. $40-$50. Laugh Factory, 8001 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. Through Sept. 25. For details, visit mideastcomedyfest.com.

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