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Mohammed Amer

Sector : Cultural Figures , Comedians

Personal Info

  • Country of residence : United States
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1981
  • Age : 35
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Mohammed "Mo" Amer (born July 24, 1981) is an American stand-up comedian and writer of Palestinian descent. He is best known as one third of comedy trio Allah Made Me Funny.


Amer is of Palestinian descent, and the youngest of six children. Amer's father worked for a telecommunications engineer for the Kuwaiti Oil Co. In October 1990, at the age of nine, Amer, his sister, Haifa, his brother, Amer, and mother fled his birth country of Kuwait during the Gulf War. They emigrated to the United States and settled in Houston, Texas.
 
Two years later his father, a telecoms engineer, joined them in the United States. He attended private school at Piney Point Elementary while his older brothers studied overseas. His brother Omer is a pilot, another brother Amer (who later changed the family name to Najjar), has a PhD in biochemistry. In 1995, when Amer was 14 years old his father died.

Amer's work promotes art and understanding between the diverse cultures of the world, and his ethnic and family background situates him to speak about the problems of religion, terror, and the politics of our age—through the lens of personal stories about his family and himself. He talks about his Palestinian background, family histories and growing up American. Amer lives in Los Angeles, California with his Mexican American wife, and step-daughter.
 
In 2009, Amer became a U.S. citizen which enabled him to travel to Amman, Jordan and visit family he had not seen for almost 20 years. He also returned to Kuwait and Baghdad for the first time since his family fled.


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