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Muslim comics bring laughter, understanding Aug. 13

“The Muslims are Coming!”, a free stand-up comedy show featuring Muslim-American comedians, is slated for 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, in the T. Earl Hinton Music Hall in the Wright Music Building at MTSU.

Dean Obeidallah

The event, sponsored at MTSU by the Muslim Student Association, is part of a tour encompassing Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee. A second tour is scheduled to take the act to the Midwest in the fall.

“Our hope is to use stand-up comedy to bring people of all faiths and backgrounds together to laugh and to foster understanding,” comedian and co-producer Dean Obeidallah said in a press release from the production.

In addition to Obeidallah, featured comics will include Omar Elba, who was seen recently on the Showtime special “Legally Brown,” and Maysoon Zayid, who recently became a contributor to “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” on Current TV.

Obeidallah’s co-producer, Negin Farsad, will also perform. She has written for or appeared on “The Joy Behar Show,” MTV and Comedy Central’s “The Watch List.”

For reservations, send an e-mail to

— Gina K. Logue, gklogue@