Maysoon Zayid Biography

Maysoon Zayid is an actress, comedian, writer, and disability advocate. Of Palestinian descent, she is known as one of America's first Muslim women comedians and the first person ever to perform stand-up in Palestine and Jordan.

She is a graduate of and a Guest Comedian in Residence at Arizona State University. 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 most recently appeared on Oprah Winfrey Network’s "In Deep Shift", "60 Minutes", and "ABC News". Zayid had the number one TED Talk of 2014 and was named 1 of 100 Women of 2015 by BBC.

As a professional comedian, Zayid has performed in 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 Muslims Are Coming Tour. Zayid appeared alongside Adam Sandler in You Don’t Mess with the the Zohan and has written for VICE. She walked in New York Fashion Week and is proud to be an ambassador for the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

Zayid is currently developing a comedy series with Hazy Mills Productions called "If I Cancan".

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Maysoon Zayid Videos

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

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Maysoon Zayid is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Maysoon Zayid for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. 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 Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Maysoon Zayid for an upcoming event.

Maysoon Zayid Videos

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 on finding acceptance in comedy despite difference

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

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.

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