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Maysoon Zayid

Maysoon Zayid

Keynote Speaker: Palestinian-American Actress, Writer, Comedian, Disability & Anti-Cyber Bullying Advocate

Maysoon Zayid Biography

Maysoon Zayid is a comedian, actress, writer, and disability advocate. She is a graduate of Arizona State University and a Princeton Fellow. Zayid is the co-founder/co-executive producer of the New York Arab American Comedy Festival and The Muslim Funny Fest. She was a full-time On Air Contributor to Countdown with Keith Olbermann and a columnist for The Daily Beast. She has appeared on 60 Minutes, CNN, ABC News, and Oprah Winfrey Networks. Zayid had the most viewed TED Talk of 2014 and was thrilled to collaborate with Huda Beauty.

As a professional comedian, Zayid has sold out top New York clubs and has toured extensively at home and abroad. She was a headliner on the Arabs Gone Wild Comedy Tour and The Together Live Tour. Zayid appeared alongside Adam Sandler in You Don’t Mess With the Zohan and has written for Glamour magazine. She limped in New York Fashion Week and is a recurring character on General Hospital. She is the author of the best-selling memoir "Find Another Dream" and is collaborating with Scholastic on her debut comic book "Shiny Misfits."

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Maysoon Zayid Speaking Topics

Arts and Conflict

Maysoon explores how to use comedy and theater to reach high-risk youth and teach them non-violent self-expression.

Growing Up Muslim in America

Maysoon shares her experiences of growing up Muslim in a country that is afraid of Muslims and growing up American in a family that's afraid of Americans.

Survival of the Unfittest

Maysoon talks about living with, rather than suffering from, disabilities and how to best use something people expect will hold you back to excel.

Maysoon Zayid Videos

Comedian Maysoon Zayid Refuses to Let Cerebral Palsy Stop Her Dreams
Comedian Maysoon Zayid on 'acting disability' | Famous Cast Words
Maysoon Zayid hoping her new show will help 'mainstream disability'

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What topics does Maysoon Zayid speak about?

Maysoon Zayid is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Comedy, Acting, Entertainers, Faith & Religion, Social Activism, Non-Profit & Association, Democratic Party, Diversity, Disability, Anti-Bullying, Women, Pop Culture, TED, Overcoming Adversity, Middle Eastern Heritage, Female Leadership, Influential Women, Mental Health, Health, Social Justice, Culture, Civil Rights, Motivational, Inspirational, Entertainment, Women's History Month, Political and College.

Where does Maysoon Zayid travel from?

Maysoon Zayid generally travels from Cliffside Park, NJ, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

Who is the agent for Maysoon Zayid?

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Maysoon Zayid is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Comedy, Acting Speakers and Entertainers. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. Maysoon Zayid generally travels from Cliffside Park, NJ, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Erin Brockovich and Shiza Shahid. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Maysoon Zayid for an upcoming event.

Maysoon Zayid Speaking Topics

  • Arts and Conflict

    Maysoon explores how to use comedy and theater to reach high-risk youth and teach them non-violent self-expression.

  • Growing Up Muslim in America

    Maysoon shares her experiences of growing up Muslim in a country that is afraid of Muslims and growing up American in a family that's afraid of Americans.

  • Survival of the Unfittest

    Maysoon talks about living with, rather than suffering from, disabilities and how to best use something people expect will hold you back to excel.

Maysoon Zayid Videos

Comedian Maysoon Zayid Refuses to Let Cerebral Palsy Stop Her Dreams
Comedian Maysoon Zayid on 'acting disability' | Famous Cast Words
Maysoon Zayid hoping her new show will help 'mainstream disability'
Maysoon Zayid Speaks at the 2018 Watermark Conference for Women

Maysoon Zayid Reviews

  • Everyone was incredibly helpful throughout the entire process. The University gave me a significant number of issues during the planning/paying stages of the event and each time the AAE Team was understanding and made the necessary adjustments. Maysoon was great!
    Saint Louis University - May 18 2018

  • Beachbody, LLC - Aug 09 2016

  • Maysoon was a complete delight and truly beloved by our coaches. She was a great fit and very well received along with being very easy to work with. Many thanks for working with us and making Maysoon part of our event.
    Beach Body - Aug 03 2016

  • "On behalf of the APC team and all of the attendees, we want to express our sincere appreciation for your terrific keynote presentation. We felt it was our most successful conference to date! The audience LOVED you! You connected with the audience the minute you walked onstage and held their attention the entire presentation. Not only did you deliver humor they all enjoyed, but you served as a source of inspiration and motivation. A standing ovation says it all, and you received a rousing one. Also, thank you for staying and talking to so many attendees after your keynote. You certainly were the PERFECT choice for our conference!"
    Unknown - Oct 14 2015

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