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Maysoon Zayid

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Comedian, Writer and Disability Advocate

Princeton University Arts Fellow for 2021-23

Author of the inspirational memoir, Find Another Dream

Co-Founder & Co-Executive Producer, New York Arab American Comedy Festival and The Muslim Funny Fest

Renowned comedian, actress, writer, and disability advocate Maysoon Zayid jokes that if there were a competition called the Oppression Olympics, she would win gold. “I’m Palestinian, Muslim, I’m a woman of color, I’m disabled,” Zayid tells audiences, “and I live in New Jersey.” Hilarious, disarming, and with a message that matters, Zayid's comedy and commentary resonate with audiences worldwide. She is the co-founder/co-executive producer of the New York Arab American Comedy Festival and The Muslim Funny Fest, and her famed TED Talk, "I got 99 problems... palsy is just one" has over 10 million views. As Zayid states in the talk's intro: "I have cerebral palsy, which means I shake all the time. Look. It's exhausting. I'm like Shakira meets Muhammad Ali."  

Hailed in Glamour as "the most fearless comic alive," Zayid has performed around the world, and headlined both the Arabs Gone Wild Comedy Tour and The Muslims Are Coming Tour, in which comedians toured the U.S. in an effort to counter Islamophobia. Zayid is also a disability advocate who fights to mainstream disabled students worldwide and for disability rights. Her bestselling memoir Find Another Dream chronicles her life story in finding her voice and own path to stardom. 

Maysoon is a Princeton University Arts Fellow for 2021-23 and will begin two years of teaching and community collaboration in September.

Zayid's candid, inspiring, and laugh-out-loud funny talks cover topics ranging from beating the odds, to fostering inclusivity and battling discrimination, to the challenges facing the disability community.

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Maysoon is so incredible and hilarious! I loved her whole presentation and found it funny but SO thought-provoking. I think the message will undoubtedly help how I interact with my patients.

- Kaiser Permanente

Maysoon is so incredible and hilarious! I loved her whole presentation and found it funny but SO thought-provoking. I think the message will undoubtedly help how I interact with my patients.

- Kaiser Permanente

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Epilepsy Foundation New England

Middle Eastern Leadership Council - University of Virginia

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Administration Professionals Conference

Asia Society

Veeam

Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists

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