I first heard about the Elf on a Shelf on The Ellen Show back in 2013. As part of her opening monologue she did a set of jokes about the then brand new Christmas craze. I remember wondering “what is so great about this elf and why does it want to chill on my book … More What the Elf?
After many years in the making, on May 13, 2017 I filmed my very first 1 hour stand-up comedy special entitled Araby by Nature at Warehouse Four in Dubai! I decided to perform, and film, two shows back-to-back. That way, if anything went wrong technically or if I messed up the timing of a joke … More Araby by Nature: My Comedy Special
My husband and I decided to spend Christmas in Italy! Yes, THE Italy! It was the first time celebrating the holidays in my fatherland so I was super excited. For Christmas Eve I attended vigil mass at the Basilica of San Camillo de Lellis in Rome and on Christmas Day we went to Vatican City (along with tens … More One Last Dance
In line with the Ghostbusters ll release I was asked to write an article about women in comedy. So I did. It was rejected for being, well, too smart. Rather than doing a rewrite, I thought I’d post it (as is) on my own blog. Sometimes it’s good to analyze the facts. Rise of the Funny … More Too School for Cool
Within the span of a month Muslim women were forced to remove their burkinis in France and a woman in abaya was set on fire by a tourist in New York City. Meanwhile in Spain, a Muslim woman was kicked in the stomach so hard she had a miscarriage despite begging her attacker for mercy. … More Behind the Scenes: Muslim Women Uncovered