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Arab American Comedian Mo Amer opens for Dave Chappelle

posted on: May 24, 2016

 

Mo Amer, Dave Chappelle, and DJ Trauma in Buffalo - Photo from Mo Amer's Instagram
Mo Amer, Dave Chappelle, and DJ Trauma in Buffalo – Photo from Instagram

Famous American comedian, Dave Chappelle, is back on the road after what seemed like a long hiatus after his hit sketch comedy show, The Chappelle Show, stopped airing in 2006. Since 2015, Chappelle has been touring across the country, performing for sold out shows. What’s special about this tour, though, is that he chose Arab American comedian, Mo Amer, as his opening act.

Mo Amer is a successful stand-up comedian who is well known in the Arab American community for his hilarious, and sometimes heartbreaking stories about his personal life. He was born in Houston, Texas to Palestinian parents from Kuwait, and was the first refugee comedian to perform for U.S. troops in Iraq.

After opening for Dave Chappelle in Buffalo, NY recently, The Buffalo News said Amer “was the terrific opening act of the show, with sharp material about the difficulties he faces daily because of his background.”

Politics, the recent passing of Prince, and the loss of artistic integrity that comes with fame were highlighted in Dave Chappelle’s Buffalo performance. Both Chappelle and Amer seek humanity in each topic in their material, making them a great fit for each other.

Compiled by Arab America