WEIRDLAND: Jake Gyllenhaal honored by Middle Eastern comedy festival

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Jake Gyllenhaal honored by Middle Eastern comedy festival

Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton attending Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Premiere in Moscow on May 11, 2010

"Champions of Middle Eastern culture, Ronnie Khalil and Ryan Shrime are set to reinvent last year’s highly successful Middle Eastern Comedy Festival, to be held in Los Angeles, Oct. 4-7, 2010. The event will showcase stand-up comics of Middle Eastern descent, including Arabs, Israelis, Persians, Afghanis, and more, as well as stage a variety of comedy sketches.Jake Gyllenhaal at Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Moscow Premiere on 11th May, 2010

The festival will kick off at Hollywood’s Laugh Factory with a “brown carpet gala”, followed by three nights of entertainment at the Acme Comedy Theatre. At the closing awards ceremony, Khalil and Shrime will honor Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time star Jake Gyllenhaal". Source:

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Anne Meara, Christine Taylor, Ben Stiller and Jerry Stiller attending Project A.L.S. "Tomorrow Is Tonight" 11th Annual Benefit Gala 2008

"Jerry Stiller and Ann Meara – a long respected comedy team – read a letter written by [George] Carlin on Jan. 9, 2006, days after he was released from the hospital, having been operated on for congestive heart failure. The letter concludes: PS: “No need to reply unless you need medical advice.”
Jerry and Anne then brought up their kids, Ben and Amy Stiller, who both gave short reflections on Carlin, with Ben calling George “one of the comedy gods” and calling him “incredibly kind and warm hearted” while onset of, what Ben called a shitty TV movie of the week Working Trash, in which the pair co-starred". Source:

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