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Intercultural Jewish, Muslim, Christian Comedians to Perform in 'FUNATICAL’ Interfaith Comedy Show in Chicago

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Intercultural Jewish, Muslim, Christian Comedians to Perform in 'FUNATICAL’ Interfaith Comedy Show in Chicago

October 12th, 2011 --  PlanetPix Media & Entertainment Group, a multicultural media and entertainment production company, recently announced that 'FUNATICAL: Taking Comedy to the Extreme's "We Come in Peace" Tour' will make its way to the “Windy City” on Saturday, November 5th, 2011.
FUNATICAL’s Chicago line-up includes Samson Koletkar (world’s only Jewish Indian comedian), Mike Batayeh (Arab Christian), Tehran SoParvaz (African-American-Iranian) as well as Chicago’s own Ray Hanania (Arab Christian) and MoNa (Arab Muslim).

With increased religious and cultural tension growing in America and around the world,  'FUNATICAL' breaks stereotypes and bridges gaps between people of diverse backgrounds and religions by promoting unity through laughter. Comedians poke fun of culture, race, politics, religion and current events, which they lampoon with clean humor and satire.  The shows are produced by an interfaith team who uses comedy as an equalizer to counter prejudices in a humorous way.

‘FUNATICAL  officially launched in Hollywood, CA  at the World Famous Comedy Store with a red carpet premiere, followed by three shows throughout Southern CA that brought together a diverse interfaith audience who were united by laughter. The tour continued with sold out shows in the Washington D.C. metro area, and special appearances at the National Press Club and Georgetown University.  Media coverage includes Huffington Post, Voice of America, Al Hurra TV, Middle East Broadcasting, Belief Net and more.  FUNATICAL has also performed in Toronto, Canada and is receiving requests to take the show internationally.

FUNATICAL: Taking Comedy to the Extreme’s Chicago show will take place Saturday, Nov. 5th, 2011 (8pm) at American Islamic College’s auditorium on 640 West Irving Park Road in Chicago, IL.  Sponsors of the show include American Islamic Congress, Project Nur, Urban Strategies Group, Mike Anderson Chevrolet of Chicago, Beauty and the East TV, and a contribution by Eric Hovemeyer & Christine Bieri. Contributing sponsors include Abrahamic Alliance, United Religions Initiative (URI), Hyde Park & Kenwood Interfaith Council, and the Peace Garden Project.

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