Posts Tagged “comedy”

Hanania offers humor, politics at library appearances Sept. 12 and 17

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Hanania offers humor, politics at library appearances Sept. 12 and 17

Hanania offers humor, politics at library appearances Sept. 12 and 17 Join columnist Ray Hanania as he discusses Chicago politics, growing up Arab in America, and offers up some of his unusual standup comedy at the Orland Park Library, 14921 Ravinia Avenue, on Thursday, Sept. 12 beginning at 6:30 PM, and at the Palos Heights…

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Kevin Hart and the real problem with the Oscars

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Kevin Hart and the real problem with the Oscars

Kevin Hart and the real problem with the Oscars Comedian Kevin Hart made a comedy joke that lampooned Gays and he was quickly tossed from hosting this year’s Oscars. But the real controversy is the Oscars. Are they even relevant anymore? By Ray Hanania I wish the Oscars reacted to complaints as fast and as…

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Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour overview

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Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour overview

Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour overview The Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour was co-founded by Palestinian Ray Hanania and Israeli Charley Warady. It included Jewish American comedian Aaron Freeman and Israeli comedian Yisrael Campbell. The group performed comedy shows before live audiences throughout Israel in 2007 including in West Jerusalem, East Jerusalem, Jaffa, Hebron, Tel Aviv, and…

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New TV Sitcom “The Mayor” gives politics a funny edge

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New TV Sitcom “The Mayor” gives politics a funny edge

New TV Sitcom “The Mayor” gives politics a funny edge Bernard David Jones brings his comedic acting chops – perfected during his time spent at CollegeHumor – to primetime TV in one of Fall TV’s new comedy series The Mayor (TUESDAYs (9:30|8:30c) on ABC). The new ABC comedy revolves around young rapper ‘Courtney Rose’ (Brandon Michael…

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Hanania standup Comedy reviews

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Hanania standup Comedy reviews

Hanania standup Comedy reviews The Baba Ghanoush Belt (the Arab American “Borscht Belt”) Read References & Comedy Reviews? Arab American PAC Dinner OCT 29, 2009 Winnipeg Free Press April 2008 First ever New York Comedy Festival in 2002 Comedian Carl Kozlowski on Ray Hanania Chicago Sun-Times on “Chicago Jokes” 1-14-08 JERUSALEM POST: Comedy in Jerusalem,…

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Hanania standup comedy: Reviews and comments

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Hanania standup comedy: Reviews and comments

Hanania standup comedy: Reviews and comments (from published remarks, news reports, comments & letters) (Ray’s show avoids foul or bad language, focusing on his experiences growing up Arab in America and his unusual Palestinian-Jewish marriage. Hanania also discusses his column in the Jerusalem Post, PalestineNote.com and his career covering Chicago City Hall and politics. His standup…

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