Photo by Michelle Kinney
Revisit Maysoon Zayid’s hilarious Abu Dhabi Debut.
Were you there? On April Fools Day (no joke!) relive every moment of laughter and Maysoon’s exhilarating comedy.
For one time only, revisit this highlight from The Arts Center’s archives, filmed in The Red Theater to a sold-out crowd on September 14, 2017. Bridge the social distance, join the community online.
With grace and wit, the hilarious comedian, actor / writer, and disability advocate jokes about her family, global culture, and her life with cerebral palsy.
Maysoon herself will join the event with a live-streamed post-show Q&A, moderated by Alana Barraj, who oversaw this performance in her former role as Senior Producer from The Arts Center.
Maysoon Zayid is an actress, comedian, writer, and disability advocate. She is a graduate of and a Guest Comedian in Residence at Arizona State University. Maysoon is the co-founder/co-executive producer of the New York Arab American Comedy Festival and The Muslim Funny Fest. She was a full-time On Air Contributor to Countdown with Keith Olbermann and a columnist for The Daily Beast. She has most recently appeared on Oprah Winfrey Networks In Deep Shift, 60 Minutes, and ABC News. Maysoon had the most viewed TED Talk of 2014 and was named 1 of 100 Women of 2015 by BBC.
As a professional comedian, Maysoon has performed in top New York clubs and has toured extensively at home and abroad. She was a headliner on the Arabs Gone Wild Comedy Tour and The Muslims Are Coming Tour. Maysoon appeared alongside Adam Sandler in You Don’t Mess with the the Zohan and has written for VICE. She limped in New York Fashion Week, is a recurring character on General Hospital, and is the author of Audible’s Find Another Dream. www.maysoon.com
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