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Amer Zahr

Личная информация

  • Страна местожительства: United States
  • Пол: Male
  • Born in: 1977
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Amer Zahr is a Palestinian-American comedian and political activist.

Zahr was born in Jordan to refugee parents of Palestinian heritage originally from Nazareth, and then moved to the United States when he was three years old. His father is Christian and his mother is Muslim, and he was raised with both traditions in the Philadelphia area.

In 2013, Zahr founded the "1001 Laughs Dearborn Comedy Festival," which continues annually. He wrote "Being a Palestinian Makes Me Smile" and made the documentary We’re Not White, which was released in August 2017.

In 2016, Zahr served a national surrogate for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

Zahr lives, and is based in, Dearborn, Michigan. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.


Достижения и награды

In June 2015, Amer headlined at the world-famous John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.  He produced this show as well, making it the first time that an all-Palestinian cast took the stage at the internationally-renowned venue.


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