Amer Makes Us Smile (And so do other comedians, artists, writers etc.)

Posted on 01/29/16

by Nadia Abuelezam

Amer Zahr is a man of many talents (and many jokes)! Besides being a writer and editor on the Civil Arab, managing very active Facebook and Twitter accounts, and being an Adjunct Professor at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law you’ve probably seen Amer representing Arabs and Palestinians on a number of major news sources including CNN!

As if he didn’t have enough going on, Amer is producing and performing the first Palestinian run show at Carnegie Hall in New York City on February 5, 2016 entitled “Being Palestinians Makes Me Smile.” The next day he’s taking the show to Philadelphia! Click the links to learn more about his shows or to get tickets for the show in NYC.

I appreciated that Amer agreed to spend time with me during his very short trip to Boston this past fall. What I appreciated most about the time I got to spend with Amer was his support of this small and growing podcast. He provided feedback and ideas, truly valuable feedback, especially with his experience in media. This made me smile more than his stories made me laugh.

It is especially important for Palestinians to support each other in their activism. At Palestinians Podcast we aim to help artists, writers, novelists, professors, activists, and musicians! Let us know if you know any artists, musicians, writers, novelists, professors, or activists who would like to tell a story and get a bit of exposure! We’d love to hear from you! Feel free to email us at

Also, don’t forget to check out episode 3 of Palestinians Podcast featuring Amer Zahr.  Click here to listen!