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Comedy Fundraiser for Pakistan’s Flood Victims

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Pakistan Flood cartoonEnjoy a night of comedy and help Pakistan’s flood victims on Wednesday, November 3, at 8:00 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center Theater, with comedians Saad Haroon, Vidur Kapur, Dan Nainan, and Imrana Zaman. All the money raised from this program will be donated to UNICEF.

The devastating flood of July 2010 has left one-fifth of Pakistan underwater. According to the United Nations, 21 million people have been affected and 6 million are in urgent need of food aid. The people affected are more than double those affected by the 2004 tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake, and the 2010 Haiti earthquake combined.”

Haroon is the creator, host, and writer for Pakistan’s first English language weekly comedy sketch television show The Real News and Pakistan’s first improv comedy troupe Blackfish.

Kapur’s stand-up comedy is based on the social commentary of a one-man culture clash. This overeducated misfit from a New Delhi family focused on arranged marriages and social status has toured internationally.

Nainan originally hails from Bloomington, Indiana. He has appeared on Apple computer commercials, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Saturday Night Live, Nickelodeon, A&E, in The Last Airbender, and The Hoax and as Russell Peters’ opening act at the Apollo Theatre and nationally.

Zaman was brought up in Detroit. Her act mixes the Muslim and Pakistani values she learned at home with Detroit’s ghetto and American mass culture. She is a regular stand-up comedian at various venues in NYC and a contestant in the California Comedy Festival.

Tickets: $25 general; $15 advance purchase; $20 at the door for students. For more information, e-mail wangcenter@stonybrook.edu or call (631) 632-4400.

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