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Interfaith stand-up duo unites students through comedy

Comedian Scott Blakeman gave a performance touching on his religion, politics and college life as part of a joint performance with his friend and fellow performer Dean Obeidallah. Thomas Yang | Staff Photographer

By Janine Faust / Staff Writer

April 6, 2017

A Jew and a Muslim got up on stage in the William Pitt Union Ballroom — that’s not the punchline of a joke, those are the comedians. Comedians Scott Blakeman and Dean Obeidallah brought their act Stand Up for Peace to Pitt Wednesday night, at an event hosted by Pitt’s Hillel Jewish Universi...

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