Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Talent of Maysoon Zayid

Unlike our local comedians in Moroccan, Maysoon Zayid makes money out of making fun of weird political people.She gathers money for children and handicapped in Palestine. She might be invited to Marrakech but “Essahaba” would tell her not to talk about government or tackling some touchy subjects in Morocco. So why do you invite Zayid?

The Festival was founded in 2003 by comedian Dean Obeidallah and comedienne and actress Maysoon Zayid to showcase the talents of Arab-American actors, comics, playwrights and filmmakers, and challenge as well as inspire our fellow Arab-Americans to create outstanding works of comedy. The 2004-2010 Festivals were an overwhelming success, with many nights playing to standing room only crowds, showcasing a diverse group of Arab-American comedic plays, stand up comics and short comedic films, with the participation of close to 50 Arab-American artists.