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About Amer Zahr

Amer is an Arab-American stand-up comedian and writer. Drawing on his experiences growing up as a child of Palestinian refugees, he finds the humor in everyday cultural situations. As a Palestinian, politics also fall victim to his comedic ways.

He has performed on stages & festivals worldwide, and produced and headlined in 3 of his own comedy tours, "1001 Laughs Comedy Tour," "We're Not White!" and "In 1948."

Amer is currently completing production on his first documentary film, "We're Not White," a comedic yet 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," and his first book, "Being Palestinian Makes Me Smile," a collection of his articles relating to being Palestinian.

Amer also writes and speaks widely on political and social affairs, and has appeared on radio and television, including ABC's "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher."

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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America's Funniest (&Smartest) Arab



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