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Pioneer Of Stand-Up Comedy In Middle East Performs In Atlanta

Mar 31, 2017

Nemr is a Lebanese-American stand-up comic credited with establishing the stand-up comedy scene not only in his home country of Lebanon, but in the entire Middle East region.

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He’s performed his sets in English to hundreds and sometimes thousands of people and has two comedy specials. He was even on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine’s Middle East edition.

Now, Nemr is touring the United States, playing comparatively smaller venues like The Punchline in Buckhead, where he’s headlining this weekend. In an interview with Lois Reitzes on “City Lights,” Nemr said that the tour has been “very humbling, but at the end of the day, the profession we’re in is a profession of humility.”

In the interview audio posted above, Nemr (which rhymes with "simmer" and means "tiger" in Arabic) and Reitzes discuss philosophy, peace in the Middle East, hummus and more.