Nemr Abou Nassar is a famous Lebanese-American comedian who reshaped the stand-up comedy scene in the Middle East. He is not only successful in the MENA region, but he is also very well-known in countries where there is the
. In May 2014, he got featured on the cover of Rolling Stone (Middle East version).
TheEpic Dreams Of Nemr Abou Nassar
, an article written about him, talks about Nemr’s ambitions, his evolution as a standup comic, and his dreams. Nemr’s goal is to change the image that the world has of Middle Eastern people through laughter. Nemr was born in Lebanon. He moved to the United States and lived there until the age of 11. He was always fascinated by
and stand-up comedy. The first time he performed was during his freshman year at AUB Outdoors, an annual event held at the American University of Beirut. Nemr performed every year until his graduation. Then he pursued stand-up comedy on a professional level, gave many performances, and became the most famous stand-up comedian in the Middle East. This comedian got famous mostly for the way his sense of humor brings Middle Eastern people together. Following the war in Lebanon in 2006, the situation in the region was not stable. This is when Nemr started to spread his sense of humor as a way to face the challenges that the people of the Middle East face every day. “No Politics, No Religion, One Love” eventually became his slogan. This Lebanese stand-up comedian is now an international success. In fact, he appeared on CNN and on “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore”. If you live in the United States or are visiting it soon, then you’re lucky because NEMR is going to give stand-up comedy performances in more than 20 cities across the U.S.!