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About Amer Zahr

Amer Zahr is an Arab-American comedian, speaker, and writer. Drawing on his experiences growing up as a child of Palestinian parents, he finds the humor in society, culture, and politics.

He has produced and headlined in 3 of his own comedy tours, "1001 Laughs Comedy Tour," "We're Not White!" and "In 1948."  He is also the producer of the annual "1001 Laughs Dearborn Comedy Festival" in Dearborn, Michigan at the Arab American National Museum.

Amer recently completed production on his first documentary film, "We're Not White," a comedic and informative approach to the Arab-American struggle to get a box on the United States Census Form. Join the Facebook Page here.

He is also the author of the well-read blog "The Civil Arab," as well as his first book, "Being Palestinian Makes Me Smile," a collection of his writings relating to being Palestinian.

Amer holds an MA in Middle East Studies and a JD (law degree), both from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  He writes and speaks widely on political and social affairs, and has appeared on radio and television, including ABC's "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher."  Some of his writings have been featured in major publications, including Time magazine.

Amer has performed throughout North America & the Middle East, including shows in:

  • New York City
  • Washington, DC
  • San Francisco
  • Los Angeles
  • Chicago
  • Detroit
  • Philadelphia
  • Boston
  • Raleigh
  • Cleveland
  • San Diego
  • Pittsburgh
  • Toronto
  • Portland State University
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Michigan
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Wooster College
  • University of Connecticut
  • Loyola University - Chicago
  • Stanford University
  • University of North Carolina
  • San Diego St University
  • Michigan State University
  • Jerusalem
  • Amman
  • Ramallah
  • Bethlehem
  • Haifa
  • Nazareth
  • Tel Aviv
  • Muscat, Oman
  • Kuwait
  • Cairo
  • Beirut
  • Dubai
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