Jane Dabish aka CCDynamite: Or How a Good Chaldean Girl Became a Comic

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Jane Dabish was born in Southfield to a Chaldean family.  She spent her childhood down in her parents’ basement playing out stage productions and rehearsing for stardom. Shy and introverted, her first crack at comedy came during babysitting gigs, when she captivated her cousins with funny jokes. “All I did was fantasize,” Jane remembers. “I did horrible in school because I lived in my own world. I never wanted to come out of the basement. I just liked to play in my own fantasy world.” Like many performers, Jane’s family background is the source for much of her comic material. “I think being 100% Chaldean absolutely shaped my humor,” she says. “Most people completely misunderstand our culture. We are the only Middle Eastern people who are Roman Catholic. I am used…
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