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Amer Zaher

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  • Country of residence: United States
  • Gender: Male
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Amer Zahr is an Arab-American comedian, speaker, writer, and adjunct professor at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. 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 founded and produced the first-ever "1001 Laughs Ramallah Comedy Festival," a production in Palestine that featured 10 comedians and 7 shows in August 2015.  The festival entertained over 2,000 locals and was funded by the US Consulate General in Jerusalem, a branch of the United States Department of State.  Amer, as the producer of the festival, received great acclaim and much media attention from the following outlets:


CNN Arabic

BBC Arabic



Palestine Today

Wattan TV

MAAN Network

972 Mag

Palestine News Network

Sky News

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