Maysoon Zayid is the English-language performer at this yearâs Humour pour la Paix festival.
Maysoon Zayid is a multi-talented stand up comic who just happen to suffer from cerebral palsy. In her own words, she is the first shaking comic without a drug problem. She comes to Luxembourg to perform her show Comedian Without Borders as the English-language act at neimënster’s annual Humour pour la Paix festival of comedy.
Zayid has danced on Broadway, co-founded the New York Arab-American Comedy Festival, advocated for the disabled and is generally viewed as one of the first American Muslim women comedians and the first female to introduce stand up comedy to the Middle East.
She now performs around the world, but also spends time in the West Bank providing assistance to wounded and orphaned refugee children, and has established an organisation called Maysoon's Kids to educate and empower young Palestinians also facing the challenges of disabilities.
Neimënster, rue Munster, Luxembourg-Grund
The only English-language magazine for Luxembourg’s international community.
Thriller, US, 104 min
Cast: Will Smith, Rodrigo Santoro, Margot Robbie
Director(s): Glenn Ficarra, John Requa