Friday, December 10, 2010

Maysoon Zayid: New York Arab American Comedy Festival Founder

Maysoon Zayid is a woman professional comedian who was born in New Jersey in 1976. Maysoon Zayid is also the first American comedian who comes from Muslim women. Se was the first who ever did standup in Palestine and Jordan. In an interview with the BBC Maysoon Zayid calls itself “the Palestinian Muslim virgin with cerebral palsy”.
Maysoon Zayid

Maysoon Zayid is a graduate of Arizona State University with a BFA degre. Zayid started her career in the entertainment world by appearing on popular soap opera called “As the World Turns”. She plays at the opera for 2 years.
Maysoon Zayid Muslim comedian

In building her career Maysoon Zayid several times encountered resistance, especially because she is a Muslim. Zayid later switched to a stand-up. Then she appeared in several top club in New York such as Caroline, Gotham, and Stand Up NY. Here she put up a job with the theme of terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Maysoon Zayid women muslim comedian

Now, she is a co-founder and executive producer of the New York Arab American Comedy Festival and can be seen on Comedy Central’s Watch List, PBS’s America at the Crossroads: Stand Up Comic Muslim, and Adam Sandler You Do not Mess With the Zohan.

Now Maysoon Zayid has achieved results of her hard work.

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