A couple of weeks ago while flipping around news channels, I came across an interview on Al-Jazeera with 3 Middle-Eastern American stand-up comedians from a group called “The Axis Of Evil”.
They showed some clips from their comedy tour performances and I was hooked; I ordered the DVD from Amazon the day after.
The Axis Of Evil is made up of: Ahmed Ahmed (Egyptian), Maz Jobrani (Iranian) and Aron Kader (Palestinian), with special guests depending on the show; on the DVD the special guest is Dean Obeidallah (Palestinian).
Other occasional special guests are: Sam Tripoli and Maysoon Zayid.
I got the hour-long DVD on Saturday, and up to now I’ve watched it over 3 times and my wife and I are already quoting bits and pieces of it; these guys are just so talented and hilarious. Their goal is to bridge the gap between the US and the middle east through comedy; they make fun of both sides and the relationship between them in a really cool and funny way.
I think their show is a great idea and I wish them all the best of luck; Comedy is one of the best ways to bring people together, making them able to look at themselves, laugh and realize how much alike they are and how stupid and small the differences that seperate them are.
I wish them all the best of luck with these shows; I personally can’t wait to get my hands on more of their material.
I couldn’t recommend this DVD enough for you; you have to buy it, you truly won’t regret it; it’s so much fun, you’ll just wish, like I did, that it was a bit longer.
For more information on them and tour dates, check out the official website: The Axis Of Evil Comedy.
if you’re interested, you can buy the DVD here: The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour DVD.