Mo Amer will be presenting a stand-up special as well as a comedy series with Ramy Youssef.
Netflix has dropped the trailer for a stand-up special titled Mo Amer: Mohammed in Texas.
Mo Amer second Netflix comedy special to date, the hour-long set takes a jab at everything from the use (or lack thereof) of bidets in the US to the idiosyncrasies of life as an Arab-American.
As a Palestinian refugee growing up in Houston, the hour-long set explores everything from pandemic politics to the stock market, the spread of Arab culture in the West (hookah, hummus, and the proliferation of bidets), and the subtle art of cursing in Arabic. A surprise encore explores what it means to have two homes with no land, while calling for greater civility and neighbourliness in a divided world.
The comedy special, directed by Jay Chapman will premiere on November 30, 2021.
Details of his second project are still murky, but reportedly, it’ll be a scripted comedy series with Ramy Youssef.
Mo Amer is a stand-up comedian and writer of Palestinian descent, known for performing with the comedy troupe Allah Made Me Funny, which is the longest-running artistic collective of Muslim comic performers in the world. Amer’s first Netflix special, The Vagabond premiered in 2018. He can also be seen in the critically acclaimed series Ramy and the upcoming superhero film, Black Adam starring Dwayne The Rock Johnson, Black Adam. Born in Kuwait, Amer fled to the United States as a refugee in 1990 and finally obtained his US citizenship in 2009.