"Maysoon shows us her condition by balancing humour with a serious message and as a result she makes it so much more powerful."
"Her storytelling is simple and in short anecdotes, but always visual, so we can put ourselves in her shoes."
"Maysoon is always 100% with her audience"
As Ripple Effect Artists embarks on its 12th season, we are proud to feature what we all need after 2020/2021...LAUGHTER.
We will present Comedy Troupe, The Ping Pong Room and Headliner, Maysoon Zayid!
Ping Pong Room:
A Live troupe consisting of politically savvy comedians, filmmakers, actors, television comedy writers, published authors, recording artists, and drag performers....
.....An actress, comedian, writer, and disability advocate. She is a graduate of Arizona State University and a Princeton Fellow. Maysoon is the co-founder/co-executive producer of the New York Arab American Comedy Festival and The Muslim Funny Fest. She was a full-time On Air Contributor to Countdown with Keith Olbermann and a columnist for The Daily Beast. She has most recently appeared on Oprah Winfrey Networks In Deep Shift, 60 Minutes, and ABC News. Maysoon had the most viewed TED Talk of 2014 and was named 1 of 100 Women of 2015 by BBC.
As a professional comedian, Maysoon has performed in top New York clubs and has toured extensively at home and abroad. She was a headliner on the Arabs Gone Wild Comedy Tour and The Muslims Are Coming Tour. Maysoon appeared alongside Adam Sandler in You Don’t Mess with the Zohan and has written for VICE. She limped in New York Fashion Week, is a recurring character on General Hospital, and is the author of Audible’s Find Another Dream.
Approx Running Time: 70 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Laughs, Storytelling
Please Note: the venue has a 2-beverage minimum per person.
All patrons must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon arrival to gain admittance to the theater. Lack of proof will result in denial of entry with no refund.