A Discussion on Islam in America, Comedy, and World Politics
Published on July 30, 2012
In this interview, Dean Obeidallah and Matt Sky explore Dean's thoughts about being Muslim in America, and what it's like touring as a comedian working to dispel misconceptions about Muslims, and promote peace.
His new movie "The Muslims Are Coming," co-created with Negin Farsad will touch upon this very topic, and includes interviews with a a number of respected comedians and commentators including Jon Stewart, Rachel Maddow, CNN's Soledad O'Brien, and policy makers like Rep. Keith Ellison from Minnesota.
Dean Obeidallah is a highly original, thought-provoking, award-winning comedian and frequent CNN.com contributor, covering a variety of issues including politics, movies, pop-culture, and more. His unique half Palestinian-American, half Italian-American background shines through in his work, providing him with original and fascinating perspectives.
When he's not being seen on CNN, or countless TV media outlets, he can be found touring the country and world. He has performed across hundreds of clubs and colleges in the US, Canada, and across the Middle East. Dean has also co-founded shows including the New York Arab American Comedy Festival
, alongside Maysoon Zayid
, and shows like Standup for Peace
alongside Scott Blakeman
The latest on Dean, his commentary, comedy, speaking tours, and work in activism, can be found at DeanOfComedy.com