Comedians to stand up for peace on PSU stage
Two successful comedians, Scott Blakeman and Dean Obeidallah, will poke fun at Middle East politics in their disarmingly funny performance, “Standup for Peace,” a comedy show that brings together Jews, Arabs, Muslims, and people from all backgrounds to laugh and encourage dialogue.
Performing shows at theatres, colleges, temples, and Jewish and Arab community centers throughout the U. S., the two-comedian will bring their show to Portland State University on Saturday, May 28 at 7 p.m. in the Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom.
Blackman, self-described political comedian, liberal pundit, talk show host, and “nice Jewish boy from Brooklyn,” appears regularly on Fox News Live.com, hosts a political comedy talk show, and has been a warm-up comedian on “The Late Show with David Letterman.”
PSU Jewish and Arab student groups will open the show with comedic performances, and included will be raffles to help support Libyans students studying in Portland.
The show is free, but tickets are required. Contact the PSU box office located in the first floor of Smith center.