Vickie Rubinson Blogs on the Sultans of Satire


By Vickie J. Rubinson

I was invited to my first ever all Arab comedy show at the Levantine Cultural Center in Los Angeles and every comic was superb—real pros.

I'm sure mothers all over the world from different nationalities can relate to the universal fear of not seeing their single daughters married by 40, as was the case with Palestinian American comedienne Marie-Thérèse Abou-Daoud whose overly protective Arab mother wouldn't mind her daughter traveling to the Gaza Strip to find a potential husband.

Marie-Thérèse had the audience roaring with her trials and tribulations in the Middle Eastern dating world and of course every single woman in the audience could relate to the 40-year-old's lamentations.

"My mother is over protective," sighs Marie Therese. "But whose mother isn't?"

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