A pioneer of Arab-American standup, Mo has already cemented his stature as an original voice in comedy. In addition to touring with Dave Chappelle, Mo made international headlines when a chance airline upgrade landed him seated next to Eric Trump just weeks after the 2016 Presidential Election. The story of an Arab-American Muslim immigrant sitting and chatting with the POTUS’ son–at a time of heightened cultural tension in America–went super viral.
Mo’s standup makes controversial news headlines personal. Part improvisation, part memoir, Mo humor reveals his life’s circuitous route, including how he managed to travel the world without a passport for two decades, was held at gunpoint by an American soldier in Iraq, and once had Bradley Cooper (unintentionally) save his life in the Middle East. Mo has performed in over two dozen countries on five continents—including as the first and only Arab-American refugee comic to perform for U.S. and coalition troops overseas. Mo has had numerous television appearances including Comedy Central’s @midnight and recently made his late night debut on CBS’s Late Night with Stephen Colbert. He’s also appeared on Bassem Youssef’s ‘Al-Bernameg’ (The Daily Show of Egypt) and served as co-host of Comedy Central Presents (CC Arabia). Mo has been interviewed by over 100 major world media publications including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and The Guardian. He was also recently listed n Rolling Stones 2017 “Comedians You Should Know”.
Mo has an original sitcom in development (based on his standup) and plans to record his first one-hour stand up special for television at the end of this 2017.
Ahamed Weinberg is a Los Angeles based comedian from Philadelphia, who recently made his late night stand up debut on Late Night w/ Seth Meyers (NBC). He is one of Vulture’s 20 Comics to Watch and was awarded New Face at the 2016 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Credits include writing, directing, and starring in Ahamed’s Ramadan Diaries (Comedy Central Digital), and appearing in Comedy Bang Bang (IFC), The Eric Andre Show (Adult Swim), I Love You, America (Hulu), Comedy Knockout (Tru TV), and Insecure (HBO). His film Lovebirds premiered on Amazon Prime in November as part of their inaugural FunnyFest short films festival, and he is currently developing a television show for Comedy Central executive produced by Sarah Silverman and Reza Aslan.
Zainab Johnson, a stand-up comedian and actress, is quickly being propelled as one of the most unique and engaging performers on stage and screen. Zainab’s comedy is based on her unique point-of- view, which was shaped growing up in Harlem as one of thirteen siblings in a Muslim family. After getting a degree in math and taking a job as a teacher, she quickly learned that she had a different calling. Zainab can most recently be seen in her breakout appearance on HBO’s All Def Comedy and has made appearances on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Arsenio, BET’s Comic View, MTV’s Acting Out, AXSTV’s Gotham Comedy Live! and just recently starred in a new web series titled Avant-Guardians premiering November 19th. She is a regular at the Improv Comedy Club in LA and the Comedy Cellar in NY. Zainab has performed in the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival as one of the 2014 New Faces of Comedy and returned this year to appear on Kevin Hart’s LOL network tapings.
Ramy Youssef is a comedian from New Jersey. He has a recurring role on season three of USA’s MR. ROBOT and will appear in Gus Van Sant’s DON’T WORRY. He was selected for COMEDY CENTRAL’S UP NEXT 2017 and JUST FOR LAUGH’S: NEW FACES OF COMEDY. He made his late night standup debut on THE LATE SHOW W/STEPHEN COLBERT. Ramy is currently developing an original pilot for the Emmy Award winning streaming service Hulu.