Showtime's Omar Elba hosts L.A's hottest comedy group, the Sultans of Satire, in a special performance featuring Middle Eastern and Indian comics. The Sultans of Satire are seriously funny—if you love to laugh, if you need to laugh, you'll appreciate this show with its satirical insights and fresh perspectives on American and Middle Eastern life. The humor is universal; the comedans hail from the Middle East, North Africa and India! This show's cast features Mike Batayeh, Omar Elba, Maria Shehata and our headliner from the San Francisco Bay Area, Samson Koletkar, with specal guests Zara Mizrahi and Raj Sharma. The Sultans of Satire is the longest-running Middle Eastern stand-up comedy show in the U.S. Features some of the best young stand-up comedians today from diverse faiths. This show cosponsored by Freedom Theatre West. Tickets/info 323.413.2001. Watch video clips at sultansofsatire.com.
It's all happening at the progressive Westwood Hills Congregational Church, 1989 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90025. All welcome! Seating limited (doors 7:30 pm for networking cocktail hour, show at 8:30 pm). Advance reservations strongly suggested, or get tix online above.
Recommended: come eat in Westwood 6-8 pm prior to the show, or afterwards, at these friendly nearby restaurants:
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," "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. Read about Mike Batayeh aka Rodney Dangerfield on Sorry, Your Name's Not on the List. Watch Omar Elba on the Christian faith. Writes the LA Times, "Maria Shehata has a Janeane Garofalo type swagger to her delivery, both funny and entertaining." Visit her site.
About Levantine Cultural Center: Founded in 2001, the LCC champions a greater understanding of the Middle East and North Africa by presenting arts and education programs that help bridge political and religious divides. In a search for common ground, the Center fosters discussions among artists and thinkers and offers classes and workshops that serve diverse ethnic communities. The LCC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Visit the web site.
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