Sultans Middle East Comic Relief, with Headliner Aron Kader

Middle East Comic Relief March 25, 2016

Wildly fun, packed audiences always make the Sultans of Satire: Middle East Comic Relief show an unforgettable experience!

Headlining this show is the extremely funny and astute Aron Kader, the Palestinian American comedian, actor and writer, who costarred in the original Sultans shows and the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour (Comedy Central) and is a regular at the world-famous Comedy Store. (Watch the video clip below.)

Crazy funny comedy with young American comedians of diverse Middle Eastern heritage—that's what you get with the Sultans of Satire. Truthfully? Life in L.A.—forget about the situation in the Middle East—can be hell, so why deprive yourself of some justified comic relief? Come out and spend time with the Sultans of Satire (the original Middle Eastern comedy show launched in 2005).

Hosting this show is Sherwin Arae, plus performers Sammy Obeid—the first comedian to ever do 1001 stand-up nights in a row!—and the very funny Melissa Shoshahi, Ramy Youssef, Jennifer Jajeh and Paul Elia. Special guest Sheno Khal will do a guest spot. He makes the third Palestinian in this show—it's a conspiracy!  

Recommended minimum age 18+. The Markaz is located at 5998 W. Pico Blvd., LA 90035 (between La Cienega and Fairfax). Street parking.  Tickets are only $18 general admission (but $20 at the door, so it's better to buy them in advance), or $12 students with I.D. and Markaz members. 

RSVP with or better yet, go to the bottom of this page to reserve your seats, or call 323.413.2001. 


Aron Kader was born to a Palestinian Muslim father and Mormon mother. He was one of the original cast members of the Comedy Central special Axis of Evil, and has performed in the New York Arab American Comedy Festival, started by fellow tour member Dean Obeidallah, and a regular cast member of the Sultans of Satire since 2005. 

Lebanese-Palestinian-Syrian-Italian-American, born in Oakland, California, Sammy Obeid 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.

Melissa Shoshahi is an Iranian-American stand-up comedian and actress based in Los Angeles who  can currently be seen on the road opening for Max Amini and at comedy clubs throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Comedy festival credits include San Francisco Comedy Competition and The She Devil Festival in NYC. 

Originally from Tehran, Iran Sherwin came to America at a young age. Raised in an Iranian household while attending American schools created Sherwin's comedic foundation. "Our neighborhood was mostly white, with the exception of one black family next door to us, I was so happy to see that Iranians were not the only ones who put plastic covers on their furniture."

Ramy Youssef is a young and talented Egyptian American comedian who landed a shot on Nick at Nite. He makes up one half of Inside Joke Films, an award-winning New York City based sketch duo who have been official selections at Chicago, San Francisco, and New York Sketch Comedy Festivals.

Jennifer Jajeh is an American actress, comedian and writer. She was born in San Francisco, California to parents of Palestinian Christian descent. Her hit one-woman show I Heart Hamas toured internationally. 

Paul Elia is a very funny Iraqi American comedian and actor. He has performed at the Laugh Factory and other comedy clubs and is known for his work on Mentor, The Finalist and Only in L.A.


  • March 25, 2016 at 8pm – 11pm
  • The Markaz, 5998 W. Pico Blvd LA 90035
  • $12.00 USD
  • 22 people are going
  • Tamer Batayneh



Will you come?

$18.00 general admission—advance reservations ($20 at the door)
$12.00 members/students with I.D.

Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.