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Laughing Matters! Featuring Mo Amer
Scripps Presents Comedy Series
Join us for an evening of comedy with the hilarious Mo Amer
Mo Amer is a comedian, writer, and star of several Netflix series, including Mo Amer: The Vagabond and his new release, Mo, a recounting of his life as a Palestinian refugee and his journey to citizenship. He also starred alongside comedian Ramy Youssef in the Hulu sitcom Ramy and alongside Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the superhero film Black Adam. Amer’s stand-up career, which focuses on seeking asylum in the United States, generational trauma, and cultural displacement, has taken him to more than three dozen countries across five continents and he has been featured in Rolling Stone and Variety’s lists of “Top Ten Comedians You Need to Know.” Following his late-night debut on CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Amer’s television appearances have included spots on Comedy Central’s @Midnight, Tru TV’s Comedy Knockout, HBO’s Crashing, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and The Daily Show.
This program is made possible by the Alexa Fullerton Hampton ’42 Fund and presented in partnership with the Scripps Humanities Institute.