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Deadline for 2015 Submissions 

The NYAACF features new talent as well as professional comedians. If you are interested in performing at this year’s festival, please submit a YouTube link to a 5-7 minute clip of your stand-up comedy to The comedy does not have to be Arab themed but comedians must be of Arab heritage to be eligible.

Please include a digital photo and 75-word bio.

The deadline for submissions is September 25, 2015. (Sorry, no exceptions.)

We will be informing artists about the festival's selections by October 1, 2015. If you have any questions, please contact Festival co-producers Dean Obeidallah ( or Maysoon Zayid (

We look forward to receiving your submissions! Please check our website at for periodic updates.



To support our not-for-profit festival with a donation or get more information, please contact Dean Obeidallah at: