LOL Comedy Tour at Golden State Theatre
- When: Sunday, April 13, 2008, time TBA
- Where: Golden State Theatre, Monterey
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
"For those of you who don't know me, I am a Palestinian-Muslim virgin with cerebral palsy from New Jersey." So goes a typical greeting from Maysoon Zayid, comedian and co-founder of the New York Arab American Comedy Festival. She lands in Monterey tonight as part of a five-city tour with openers Maria Shehata from Comedy Central's "The Watch List" and local crack-up Samy Abdoun. DJ Ahmed helps warm it up early; Zayid sets the mic on fire late with a one-woman show that helps reveal how Adam Sandler recruited her for the upcoming Don't Mess with Zohan, a flick about a Mossad agent faking his death to go to New York and become a hair dresser. She is also featured in the upcoming PBS special documentary film, Stand Up: Muslim American Comics Come of Age.
Middle Eastern awareness—or cerebral palsy awareness—never rang so true or so damn funny. [MCA]
6pm/doors open; 7pm/show starts. Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado St., Monterey. $25-45 at GST box office. 372-4555, egyptianeyesproductions.com. http://www.goldenstatetheatre.com.