Maysoon Zayid

I got 99 problems ... palsy is just one

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Filmed Jan 2013 at TEDWomen 2013
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"I have cerebral palsy. I shake all the time," Maysoon Zayid announces at the beginning of this exhilarating, hilarious talk. (Really, it's hilarious.) "I'm like Shakira meets Muhammad Ali." With grace and wit, the Arab-American comedian takes us on a whistle-stop tour of her adventures as an actress, stand-up comic, philanthropist and advocate for the disabled.

Maysoon Zayid
/ Comedian and writer

Writer, actor, comedian, Maysoon Zayid is the co-founder of the New York Arab-American Comedy Festival.  Full bio.

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