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Right Down The Middle (East)
Presented By The Duplex
Wednesday, April 11th at 9:30pm EST
Online sale ends: 04/11/18 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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Have you ever spent an evening with comedians from the full spectrum of Jewish, Arab, Christian, and Muslim cultures, some combinations of the two, and some of whom are LGB or T, hosted by a good ol’ gal from Texas? Now’s your chance!

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

Join Danny Cohen (MTV, Comedy Central), Tamer Kattan (Winner: World Series of Comedy, BBC), Dana Friedman (Gotham Comedy Club, The Stand), Atheer Yacoub (Boston Comedy Festival, AXS TV), Olga Namer (Broadway Comedy Club), Suzie Afridi (Arab-American Comedy Festival), and your host Ashlee Voorsanger (Hollywood Improv, Chicago Female Funny Fest) for an evening of diverse viewpoints, all of them funny, none of them mainstream.



Atheer Yacoub is a Palestinian-American comedian and writer. She has been featured in several festivals, including the Boston Comedy Festival, New York Arab American Comedy Festival, and the Muslim Funny Fest. She recently made her TV debut on AXS TV's Gotham Comedy Live. She is currently a writer for Passport Control, a live political comedy show addressing Middle Eastern issues, which premiered on BRIC TV.

Danny Cohen first gained recognition as the co-creator and co-host of Spin Cycle Comedy, a weekly comedy/variety show held in a Laundromat. The success of this show was featured in the style section of The New York Times, ABC news,CNN, MTV, Marie Claire Japan, Newsweek Magazine and London's The Sunday Independent. Danny has also appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, and was the 1st Runner Up on Kraft Foods’ America’s Wackiest Comedian!

In 2009, Danny won Best Spec for his short animation “Ben Gay” in The BeFilm Underground Film Festival. In 2010,he received the MAC Award for Outstanding Male Comic in New York City. He's been a featured comic at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, Out Olympics in Montreal, and in 2015, appeared on AXS TV's Gotham Comedy Live!


Tamer Kattan is an internationally touring headliner. His overseas experiences include tours for UN troops in Afghanistan, performing at the American University in Cairo (during the Egyptian revolution) and the Edinburgh fringe in Scotland, where he received three 4 star reviews from international press.  Tamer was recently featured on Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity event with Todd Glass and Hannibal Buress, won the 2015 World Series of Comedy and will be on this season of America's Got Talent. He has TV & Radio credits on BBC and SkyTV in the UK as well as in the U.S. on Fox, Hulu, HGTV & truTV.

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, 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.


Suzie Afridi started doing stand up because no one read her blog.  She has been featured in the CinderBlock Comedy Festival, Arab American Comedy Festival, Muslim Funny Fest.  Last month she hosted the Big Brown Comedy Hour at Comic Strip Live.  This week, her story aired on The Moth Radio Hour on NPR. 

When she is not doing stand up, she pretends to exercise and is very busy not writing. 

Her long term goal is be able to entertain from bed. She is available for any kind of event, seriously, anything.  @SuzieSaysSo


Olga Namer is New York-based actress and standup comedian. She was recently named winner of the "Smart Aleck Comedy Festival", and is currently a finalist at the 2018 Broadway Comedy Club contest. She was raised in a traditional Orthodox Jewish home, but now lives an untraditional unorthodox life.

And your Host/Referee:

Ashlee Voorsanger has graced the stages of many a fine club, bar, theater . . . and one place that may have been a laundromat. Clubs include Carolines, Gotham, the Stand, Stand Up NY, Eastville, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, the Standing Room, and the Hollywood Improv. She’s also headlined at the Dallas Comedy Festival, and appeared at Chicago Womens Funny Festival, and Big Little Comedy Festival.

$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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