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Palestinian-American Actress, Writer & Comedian; Disability Advocate

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 Maysoon Zayid Biography

Maysoon Zayid is a comedian, actress, writer and disability advocate. She is a graduate of and a Guest Comedian in Residence at Arizona State University. Maysoon 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. Maysoon had the number one TED Talk of 2014 and was named 1 of 100 Women of 2015 by BBC.

As a professional comedian, Maysoon 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. Maysoon 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. Maysoon is currently developing a comedy series with Hazy Mills Productions called If I Cancan.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Arts and Conflict

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

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    Booking fees for Maysoon Zayid, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Maysoon Zayid, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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Maysoon Zayid

Palestinian-American Actress, Writer & Comedian; Disability Advocate

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Maysoon Zayid Biography

Maysoon Zayid is a comedian, actress, writer and disability advocate. She is a graduate of and a Guest Comedian in Residence at Arizona State University. Maysoon 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. Maysoon had the number one TED Talk of 2014 and was named 1 of 100 Women of 2015 by BBC.

As a professional comedian, Maysoon 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. Maysoon 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. Maysoon is currently developing a comedy series with Hazy Mills Productions called If I Cancan.

Maysoon Zayid Videos

  • Maysoon Zayid: "Survival of the Unfittest" | Talks at Google
    About the Speaker: Maysoon Zayid is an actress, comedian, disability advocate, and writer. She is a graduate of Arizona State University and is the...
  • Why Are People With Disabilities Still Invisible in the Workplace?
    People with disabilities shouldn't have to try and pass as able in the workplace, says writer and comedian Maysoon Zayid. But the sad reality is that...
  • Maysoon Zayid Performs Stand Up On Meredith!
    Actress and comedian Maysoon Zayid is a Palestinian Muslim with cerebral palsy, who has made a career out of making people laugh with her honest and...

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Maysoon Zayid Speaking Topics

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Arts and Conflict

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

FAQs on booking Maysoon Zayid

  • How to book Maysoon Zayid?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Maysoon Zayid for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Maysoon Zayid, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Maysoon Zayid or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Maysoon Zayid?

    Booking fees for Maysoon Zayid, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Maysoon Zayid, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Maysoon Zayid?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Maysoon Zayid for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Maysoon Zayid for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Maysoon Zayid or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Maysoon Zayid or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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 available upon request. 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 Nikki Giovanni, Angela Davis, Donna Brazile, Shannon Miller and Erin Gruwell. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Maysoon Zayid for an upcoming event.

Maysoon Zayid Speaker Videos

  • Maysoon Zayid: "Survival of the Unfittest" | Talks at Google
    About the Speaker: Maysoon Zayid is an actress, comedian, disability advocate, and writer. She is a graduate of Arizona State University and is the co-founder/co-executive producer of the New York...
    Why Are People With Disabilities Still Invisible in the Workplace?
    People with disabilities shouldn't have to try and pass as able in the workplace, says writer and comedian Maysoon Zayid. But the sad reality is that America's largest minority remains invisible...
  • Maysoon Zayid Performs Stand Up On Meredith!
    Actress and comedian Maysoon Zayid is a Palestinian Muslim with cerebral palsy, who has made a career out of making people laugh with her honest and unapologetic stand-up routines. She shared her...
    Stop Giving Oscars to Actors Who Play the Disabled.
    Outside of RJ Mitte, who played Walt Jr. on Breaking Bad, there are very few actors with disabilities who get the chance to tell their own stories on television. Actress and comedian Maysoon Zayid,...
  • I got 99 problems... palsy is just one | Maysoon Zayid
    "I have cerebral palsy. I shake all the time," Maysoon Zayid announces at the beginning of this exhilarating, hilarious talk. (Really, it's hilarious.) "I'm like Shakira meets Muhammad Ali." With...

Maysoon Zayid Speaking Topics

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Arts and Conflict

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

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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