Maysoon Zayid

Maysoon Zayid is a Palestinian-American comedian, actress, and disability advocate. She gained widespread recognition for her stand-up comedy, appearing on various platforms, including TED Talks. Zayid is not only celebrated for her humor but also for her advocacy work, promoting inclusivity and representation for individuals with disabilities in the entertainment world. Zayid co-founded 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. Maysoon had the most viewed TED Talk of 2014 and is a Princeton Fellow. As a professional comedian, Maysoon 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. Maysoon 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 was a recurring character on General Hospital. Zayid has faced all kinds of obstacles since birth. That’s when the doctor who delivered her, later found to be drunk, caused her to lose oxygen, resulting in her cerebral palsy.

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