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Right Down The Middle (East)
Presented By The Duplex
Thursday, January 25th at 9:30pm EST
Online sale ends: 01/25/18 at 8:00pm EST
The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
61 Christopher Street (at the Corner of 7th Avenue)
New York, NY 10014
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Right Down The Middle (East)
No Missionaries, Just Funny Positions

Even people who differ radically on fundamental(ist) issues love to laugh. So, why not bring different viewpoints together and laugh with and at each other in good spirits?

Join Eman El-Husseni (CBC, Just For Laughs), Ricki Sofer ( L.A. Comedy Festival), Mehran Khaghani (MTV, Comedy Central), Dana Friedman (Gotham Comedy Club, The Stand), Ari Teman (ABC, CBS, The White House), and Nataly Aukar (Broadway Comedy Club) for an evening of diverse viewpoints, all of them funny, none of them mainstream.

Eman El-Husseini: A Canadian, a Palestinian, a Muslim, and a lesbian walk into a bar … ladies and gentlemen, it’s just Eman El-Husseini. Yes, she’s all those catastrophic identities rolled into one — her life is a current event. From the Muslim ban to Palestinian rights and marriage equality to the ice cream truck that insists on parking in front of her building, it’s all happening and it’s happening to her, especially. Strap in and get comfortable, Eman has a lot to work through. In her decade-long comedy career, Eman has headlined across Canada, opened for Patton Oswalt, and recorded her first comedy album, “Unveiled,” which can be heard regularly on SiriusXM Radio. She currently lives in New York City, legally, thank you very much.

Ari Teman is an award winning comedian seen on and featured in: ABC, BBC, CBS, FOX, PIX, NBC, Vh1, NYTimes, NYPost, Daily News, and over 150 national and international publications. He has joked for the President in the White House as an official guest, performed for the Israeli Embassy, been seen on BBC with Stephen Fry, and headlined the Israel National Theater as well as clubs and theaters across the USA and Canada. He regularly headlines and hosts charity and private galas.

He was named the North American Community Hero by the Jewish Federations of North America for founding the international volunteer network JCorps,  is currently CEO of the multinational corporation bearing his name, and is a patent-holding inventor whose work has been cited by Google, Motorola, and others. None of this is enough to fill the void.

Mehran Khaghani is remarkably gay and of Iranian descent,  He has been a finalist in many comedy festivals, tours nationally, was featured on Season 9 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, has been seen on MTV, Comedy Central, IFC, TruTV and Seeso and is a regular at the world-famous Comedy Cellar.

Ricki Sofer is a Stand Up comedian & a badass Israeli military veteran. She’s performed at the Chicago Women Comedy Festival, the Los Angeles Comedy Festival & is also the creator of The Red Light Podcast. She lives in New York and LA, but not at the same time. Ricki started her comedy career in Hollywood where she realized that the differences between Hollywood and her hometown in Israel would make a damn good joke.

Nathaly Aukar Nathaly is a NYC based Stand Up Comic born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. Aside from hating her calves, she doesn't think much of herself.

Dana Friedman: Dana Friedman is, in all likelihood, New York's first Orthodox Jewish, transsexual comic. Her performances address a wide variety of topics, including many outside the very unusual norms of standup comedy.

She has appeared with or opened for Janeane Garofalo, Lizz Winstead, Yanis Pappas, Christian Finnegan, Julia Scotti, and other major headliners at clubs and theaters all over the New York tri-state area and occasionally beyond, when her parole officer is on vacation.

$15 Ticket in Advance & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre*
$20 Ticket at the Door (plus service fee) & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre*

*Drinks Must be purchased In the Cabaret Theatre to count towards the Minimum.

Items Not Allowed
No One Under 21 Allowed
Additional Information
Doors open 30 minutes before show time. There is a 2 Drink Minimum per Person in the Cabaret Theatre

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9:30pm to 11:00pm
Doors open at 9:00pm

General Admission: $15.00


The Duplex Cabaret Theatre<br> 61 Christopher Street (at the Corner of 7th Avenue)<br> New York, 10014


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