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On September 10, 2001, Dean Obeidallah went to sleep an American. On September 11, he woke up an Arab. So begins the introduction to his poignant and funny one-man show I Come in Peace, part of the 10th annual New York International Fringe Festival. Written by comedian Obeidallah, directed and developed by Negin Farsad, and produced by the critically acclaimed New York Arab-American Comedy Festival, I Come in Peace takes a truthful look at how Obeidallah's life has changed since 9/11. Before 9/11, he was just a typical white guy. In the wake of 9/11, Obeidallah finds himself asking what it means to be an Arab-American with a Muslim last name? His funny, painful, and truly surprising journey after 9/11 details his evolution from a typical white guy to "Super Arab." Dean Obeidallah is a former attorney turned stand up comic. Widely recognized as one of the top Arab-American comics in the country, he has appeared on numerous national and international television programs including Comedy Central's "Tough Crowd," CNN's "American Morning," CNN International's "Inside the Middle East," ABC News, and MSNBC. His work has been featured on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update and CBS' "Late, Late Show." Schedule Friday, August 11 @ 7:15 PM Saturday, August 12 @ 3:15 PM Wednesday, August 16 @ 8:15 PM Saturday, August 19 @ 2:15 PM Wednesday, August 23 @ 5:15 PM

Show Details

  • Running Time:50min
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Flea Theater, Off-Off-Broadway