Stand-up comedian, writer, Palestinian American and longtime Houstonian Mo Amer is excited to announce his upcoming Texas homecoming tour this fall. The tour kicked off with a special three-night, five-show run in Amer’s hometown of Houston in late August and will be followed by San Antonio in early October and wrapping up in Austin on November 2. Tickets for all upcoming Texas shows are now available for purchase online. (Mo Amer, 2019)
Coming off the heels of the success of Amer’s acclaimed Netflix comedy special The Vagabond and a recurring role on the smash-hit Hulu series Ramy, the tour marks Amer’s first official stand-up performance in his hometown since achieving international fame and recognition. Named one of the ‘Top Ten Comedians You Need to Know’ by Rolling Stone, Amer is proud to be the first Arab American to star in his own nationally televised one-hour stand-up special.
Amer’s November 2nd show at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas, will mark his first time taking the stage in Austin stage since filming The Vagabond at the same venue in 2018. Having recently performed at large-scale arenas internationally like the Royal Albert Hall in London and Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia, Amer’s Texas shows will offer a much smaller, more intimate settings for fans. Tickets for the Austin show are now available for purchase.
Mo Amer’S Fall 2019 Texas Tour:
- Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club in San Antonio, TX
- Thursday, October 3 at 8p.m.
- Friday, October 4 at 7:30p.m.
- Friday, October 4 at 9:45p.m.
- Saturday, October 5 at 7p.m
- Saturday, October 5 at 9:30p.m.
- Paramount Theatre in Austin, TX
- Saturday, November 2 at 7p.m.
Born in Kuwait, Amer fled to the United States as a refugee in 1990 with his family, where they relocated to Houston, Texas. Twenty years later, Amer finally received his US citizenship. Much of Amer’s comedic inspiration draws on his experience as an immigrant and Arab American-retelling autobiographical anecdotes of his unusual, circuitous and often humorous life story. His improvised, conversational style of comedy largely centers around political satire, race relations and related observational comedy.
In addition to his Netflix special The Vagabond and role on Hulu series Ramy, the latter of which was just renewed for a second season, Amer’s television credits to date include Comedy Central’s @midnight, TRU TV’s Comedy Knockout and HBO’s Crashing. He also appeared on Bassem Youssef’s historic show, AlBernameg (dubbed ‘The Daily Show of Egypt’) and made his debuts on CBS’ Late Night with Stephen Colbert and NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon within the last year.
“I’ve been fortunate to have traveled the globe, and I can testify, Texas truly is a place unlike any other. Getting back to my roots and performing again in front of some of my very first fans will make for a really special experience. I’ve got lots of surprises up my sleeve for this tour, and I couldn’t be more excited to get back to my home in Texas.” – Mo Amer