New York Arab-American Comedy Festival (LA showcase, January 2006)
|L-R: Ramsey Faragallah as "Mustapha" and Waleed F. Zuaiter as "Marwan" in Dean Obeidallah's short comedic piece And now a word from our sponsors... (Photo: nigelparry.net)|
In January 2006, Nigel Parry traveled with the cast and crew of the New York Arab-American Comedy Festival to document its industry showcase in Los Angeles. Three performances of comedic theater shorts, over two nights, and one performance of stand-up comedy were documented with a Nikon D200 digital camera. An additional photo shoot was undertaken with the cast on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame.
Images were made available during the Festival for the media and have been published in the Los Angeles Times, Al-Jazeera, Screen Actor magazine, and others.
A DVD was created after the Festival for cast and crew with 9 slideshows of the plays, stand-up comedy, and photo shoot.
|The cast around the star of the late TV actor Danny Thomas (1914-1991), on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame. The son of Lebanese immigrants, Danny Thomas was known primarily as a TV actor and starred as a nightclub singer on the popular "Make Room For Daddy" (1953). He also served TV behind the cameras partnering with Sheldon Leonard and Aaron Spelling to create such shows as "The Dick Van Dyke Show", "The Andy Griffith Show" and "The Mod Squad". He was also dedicated to building the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, which he founded in 1962. (Photo: nigelparry.net)|
|Palestinian-American comedienne Maysoon Zayid performs at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood. (Photo: nigelparry.net)|
Browse Nigel Parry's photos from the LA and New York festivals on arabcomedy.org
nigelparry.net's website for the New York Arab-American Comedy Festival
nigelparry.net's posters for the New York Arab-American Comedy Festival
nigelparry.net's programs & props for the New York Arab-American Comedy Festival