Mo Amer

First and only Arab-American refugee comic to perform for U.S. troops overseas

As a bona fide headliner, MO AMER has already cemented his stature as a pioneer of Arab-American standup, a truly original voice in comedy today. Comedy legend Dave Chappelle regularly invites Mo to feature for him.

On stage, Mo hilariously reveals his life’s curious tale, including how he managed to travel the world without a passport, was held at gunpoint by an American soldier in Iraq, and once had Bradley Cooper (unintentionally) save him from a sticky situation in Kuwait. Mo has performed in over two dozen countries on five continents, as well as with “Allah Made Me Funny––The Official Muslim Comedy Tour.”

With parents from Palestine, born in Kuwait, and raised in Houston, Texas, his entire life provides fodder for hilarious–and at times heartbreaking–personal stories. Mo has appeared on television several times and has been interviewed by over 100 major world media outlets, including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and The Guardian. Notably, he was also featured on the historic ‘Al-Bernameg with Bassem Youssef’ (The Daily Show of Egypt) as the only Arab-American comedian to appear on the hit show.

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