Standup for Peace: The Two Comedian Solution to Middle East Peace
- Standup for Peace: The Two Comedian Solution to Middle East Peace
Sunday, February 10, 2008 2: 30pm
Oak Park River Forest High School
201 N.Scoville Ave.
Oak Park, Illinois
This groundbreaking comedy show is the creation of Palestinian-
American comedian Dean Obeidallah and Jewish comedian Scott Blakeman.
Standup for Peace was originally formed to benefit Seeds of Peace, a
program that promotes understanding between Palestinian and Israeli
teenagers by bringing them together in a summer camp in Maine.
Standup for Peace has received critical acclaim and standing-room-
only crowds at theaters, Jewish and Arab-American community centers,
and temples, as well as colleges including Yale, Harvard, Columbia,
Stanford, and UCLA. Dean Obeidallah is co-creator of the Comedy
Central.com show The Watch List and was featured on Comedy Central's
Axis of Evil special. He recently appeared on ABC's The Vie w. Scott
Blakeman has made more than thirty national television appearances,
and was the warmup comedian for CBS' Late Show with David Letterman.
Blakeman is hailed by NBC as "the top political comedian working in
New York today." Co-sponsored by the Committee for a Just Peace in
Israel and Palestine, American Friends Service Committee, and the
Arab-Jewish Partnership for Peace and Justice in the Middle East
For more Information: 312.427.2533x18
or email justpeace1@...