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Maysoon Zayid

Maysoon Zayid

Maysoon Zayid is a comedian, tap dancer, and disability advocate. She is the co-producer of the New York Arab American Comedy Festival and the Muslim Funny Fest. Maysoon had the most viewed TED Talk of 2014. She is the host of the web series Advice You Don’t Want to Hear and is currently developing a comedy series based on her life titled   “If I Cancan."

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Disability and Hollywood, a Sordid Affair

Disability and Hollywood, a Sordid Affair

February 8, 2017

People with disabilities represent 20 percent of the population but are by far the most underrepresented in media. When it comes to opportunities for actors with disabilities, Hollywood has a long way to go. More »

Comedians, Courage, and Truth in a World of Online Harassment

Comedians, Courage, and Truth in a World of Online Harassment

December 12, 2016

Maysoon Zayid has fearlessly performed truth-telling comedy all over the world. With the threats to free speech in the current climate in the U.S., she argues, such courage is more important than ever. More »