Comedy for Kef with Avi Liberman, Mark Schiff, and Maria Shehata - General Admission
18 & over
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Egyptian-American comedian Maria Shehata’s sharp and original stand-up, combined with her quick-wit and crowd pleasing conversational delivery has brought her appearances in NY’s Arab-American Comedy Festival, the New York Underground Comedy Festival, The Los Angeles Middle Eastern Comedy Festival, as well as on Comedy Central’s The Watch List, Women’s Entertainment Network and numerous guest appearances on Sirius Satellite Radio. Maria has published essays all over the world, from the Italian magazine Stripped Stories to Kuwait’s Bazaar. Her comedy has taken her from suburban life in Columbus, Ohio, to New York City and now Los Angeles, where she brings to the stage a point of view that is unique, hilarious, and yet still universal. Watch out for Maria on Showtime’s Bridging the Gap to air June 2010!
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Avi Liberman's quirky style has made him a favorite in comedy clubs from Los Angeles to New York. Born in Israel, raised in Texas, having gone to college in New York, and now living in Los Angeles, his style is a winning combination of life experiences and topical issues told through a varied blend of characters and voices with worldwide expertise.
Avi has performed stand-up comedy on CBS's "Late Late Show" with Craig Ferguson on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" and "Make Me Laugh" as well as NBC's "Friday Night!" His acting credits include "Dave's World" CBS, "Boston Common" NBC and "Andytown U.S.A." Comedy Central. Avi can be seen regularly on E! as one of their frequent guests on their very popular countdown series. He has also guest starred on "Movies At Our House," as well as having shot a pilot titled "Through the Keyhole" both on AMC. He has also been heard on radio stations across the country.
A successful commercial actor, Avi has appeared in spots for "Mercedes," "L.A. Cellular," "Miller Lite" and most recently "Starbucks" and "Net Zero." He has appeared at the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs Festival.Since 2001, Avi has successfully arranged widely acclaimed stand-up comedy tours in Israel to help boost morale while donating all of the proceeds to a charity. The successful "Comedy For Koby" tour is now a bi-annual event, benefitting the Koby Mandell Foundation.
When Mark Schiff was six, his mother took him into Manhattan every weekend for singing and ballet lessons. When Mark returned to school each Monday and showed his fellow Bronx classmates what he had learned, the class would gather around and beat him up. Mark's mother smartened up and enrolled him in karate lessons, but those came to a halt when the karate teacher beat him up.
When Mark was twelve, his parents took him to a nightclub. There, live on stage was Rodney Dangerfield doing his act. At that moment, he knew the path he had to follow.
Mark has headlined in all the major casinos and clubs across the country and has appeared many times on both The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with David Letterman. He has had both HBO and Showtime specials, and has been the featured act at the Montreal Comedy Festival.
He has written for and guest starred on Mad About You, as well appearing on Empty Nest and serving as a writer on The Roseanne Show.
"Mark Schiff is one of the funniest, the brightest, the best stage comics I have ever seen." JERRY SEINFELD
Comedians: Avi Liberman, Host, Mark Schiff, Maria Shehata, Mike Loftus
Honoring: Daphna Ziman, Waleed Zuaiter, Cass Warner, Wahid Boctor and Dr. Mary Shuttleworth
Doors open at 5:30 for Silent Auction
6:30 for show
Show starts PROMPTLY at 7 PM