Stand-up comedian Aron Kader is never at a loss for material. If his upbringing as a Palestinian American Mormon from Provo, Utah, isn't enough, there's always the Middle East.
"The problem over there is that the Jews and Arabs think they're God's chosen people," the L.A.-based performer once told an audience at the Comedy Store during a flare-up of violence in the region. "If you're God's chosen people, why is there nothing but war and death over there? Look around, you're in the desert!
"I mean, have you been to Barbados or Hawaii? It's gorgeous over there. Maybe the Samoans are the chosen people. Have you thought of that?"
But recent events in...