Monday, July 21, 2008

See me this week on SF's PBS stations

The documentary, "Stand-Up: Muslim American Comics Come of Age," will air this week on San Francisco's PBS stations.

The program explores the emergence of Muslim and Arab-American comedians in the wake of the events of September 11th, demonstrating how they use humor to take on stereotypes about Middle Easterners and terrorism. It showcases five performers (Ahmed Ahmed, Tissa Hami, Dean Obeidallah, Azhar Usman, and Maysoon Zayid), their comedy, and the way it is shaped by the everyday tribulations of their lives. This is the story of how each of these men and women felt the aftershock of 9/11 personally. At a time when people of Middle Eastern background were advised to lie low, they all chose to stand up and crack jokes.

Find out more about the film at:
http://www.pbs.org/weta/crossroads/about/show_standup.html
http://standupthemovie.com/

Airdates:

Wednesday, July 23rd at 11pm
KQED and KQED-HD (Ch. 9, Ch. 9.1, Comcast 709)

Thursday, July 24th at 1pm
KQED-Life (Ch. 54.3, Comcast 189)

Thursday, July 24th at 10pm
KQED-Life (Ch. 54.3, Comcast 189)

1 comment:

KLJ said...

Awesome.
Having my dad set the Tivo for sure. I don't get KQED but he does.
Woohoooooo!