Special Event

Funding Hope Through Laughter

with Aron Kader , Reem Edan and Sammy Obeid

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Aron Kader

Aron Kader has a unique outlook on the world that stems from being the product of a Palestinian/Mormon love child… sort of. He is the third of four sons born to Nancy, an American Mormon from Utah, and Omar, the son of Palestinian immigrants, also from Utah.

Kader moved to Los Angeles at 19 to pursue acting and stand-up comedy. He spent time in the legendary sketch theatre, The Groundlings, where he became a prominent member of the Sunday Company. In 2000 he became a regular at The World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood after being discovered by the iconic storeowner, Mitzi Shore.

Aron Kader is a founding member of The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, which debuted on Comedy Central in 2007. The Axis of Evil toured nationally and internationally and brought comedy to the Middle East for the first time, selling out twenty-seven shows throughout the region. He’s proud to be one of the only American comedians in history to go to Kuwait and not entertain the troops.

Recently, Aron participated in Montreal’s world-famous Just for Laughs comedy festival. He has also been seen on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, the dramatic series, The Shield, and various appearances on F/X, VH1, E!, and CNN. He has achieved starring roles in T.V. pilots for Comedy Central’s The Watch List and NBC’s Beverly Hills SUV. He was a standout at the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and received stellar reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland for his breakout stand-up performances. Kader has been featured in publications including the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek & TIME Magazine and is a frequent guest on NPR.

Aron Kader can be seen performing regularly in Hollywood at his home club, The World FamousComedy Store, or touring the major clubs and colleges around North America and abroad.

Reem Edan

Reem Edan is an Iraqi-American comedian, writer, actress and digital content creator known for her unique brand of “Muslim-ennial” humor. She has performed at venues and colleges across the US, Europe, Japan and the Middle East, and opened for comics including Iliza Schlesinger and Arsenio Hall.

Reem is an alumni of the 2020 NBC Late Night Writing Workshop, the MGM Writing Program, a two-time scholarship recipient at the Groundlings, and has worked with brands like WhoHaha (Elizabeth Banks) and SWAAY Media to elevate female perspectives and stories.

Notable awards include: winner of the Fimmatic 2019 Comedy Screenplay Awards, winner of the 2020 Create the Writers Room, and being named one Bustle’s “5 Muslim women comedians to get you through social distancing.”

Sammy Obeid

Lebanese-Palestinian-Syrian-Italian-American, born in Oakland, California, Sammy Obeid (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) is best known for his 1,001 day streak of consecutive comedy performances. It began on December 26th, 2010, and concluded on September 21st, 2013– four days after an appearance on TBS’s Conan. Breaking the old world record on Day 731, Sammy set the new one at 1,001 Arabian Nights of Comedy.

Over the course of the streak, he appeared on NBC’s America’s Got Talent and advanced to the Las Vegas round, and became the first comedian to perform on The Food Network in Throwdown with Bobby Flay. Splitsider conducted an extensive interview with him entering the home stretch. LA Weekly praised Sammy’s “sheer force of will” in performance and lifestyle, and LA Mag recommended his show highly. He was profiled in TIME Magazine, followed soon after by an article in the New York Times. Published on his final day, it describes his material as “full of wordplay” and “clever misdirection.”

Chunks of his streak were spent as youngest member of both the CoExist Comedy and Axis of Evil: New Generation national tours. Capping the streak, his debut album, Get Funny or Die Trying, was named a Best Comedy Album of 2013 by iTunes.

Sammy has founded his own comedy enterprise, KO Comedy, and enjoys giving unsolicited advice on his blog.

12/11/2022 5:30 PM

Door Time: 4:00 PM

Other Showtimes

Looking for a night of fun and laughter?

Join us for an evening of great comedy, delicious food, and all for a good cause. Our lineup of middle eastern comedians includes Sammy Obeid, Reem Edan, Aron Kader, and Joey Abusakher. You’ll be laughing all night while supporting a great cause.

This is a rare opportunity to see some of the best middle eastern comedians in one place. And you’ll be doing it all while helping to raise funds for a great cause. So come out, have some fun, and support a worthy cause – all in one evening!

Purchase your tickets online or at the box office by December 1st

Tickets will not be available for purchase on the day of the event.

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Doors open at 4:00 pm so you can enjoy dinner and drinks before the show!
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  • This is a 21+ only event.
  • 2-item minimum purchase.
  • All sales are final. No refunds.
  • The lineup is subject to change without notice.
  • There is no guaranteed seating for groups of 4 or more who arrive late unless half your party is already seated, or you've reserved a VIP booth or stage seating.

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Aron Kader

Reem Edan

Sammy Obeid