Have you heard the one about the Jewish and Palestinian-American comedians?
Standup for Peace: The Two Comedian Solution to Middle East Peace is the disarmingly funny comedy show that breaks new ground by finding common ground.
In 2002, Scott co-created the show with Palestinian-American comedian Dean Obeidallah, and the first performances were benefit shows for Seeds of Peace, an organization that brings Israeli and Palestinian teenagers together in a summer camp in Maine. In 2005, Scott and Dean were the only comedians to perform at the historic Seeds of Peace Leadership Summit at the camp.
Scott and Dean have received critical acclaim and have attracted large, enthusiastic audiences at colleges, theaters, Temples, Jewish Community Centers and mosques across the country.
Standup for Peace brings together Jews, Arabs, Muslims and people of all backgrounds to laugh, in support of a dialogue for a peaceful, political resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Because if you could hear peace, it would sound like laughter.
"I had the honor of working at the Seeds of Peace International Camp in Maine for the Leadership Summit, where I was captivated by your StandUp for Peace show. It was not only incredibly funny and entertaining, but also carried peaceful messages of understanding. It was truly amazing to witness the Israelis and Palestinians come together after the performance later that night and reenact jokes, making both sides laugh."
Vera Chang, Carleton College