Live Nation Concerts in association with Curtis Brown and United Talent Agency are delighted to announce a first-ever joint tour between US comedian Mo Amer and British actor and comedian Guz Khan for 2019. They will be at Nuffield Southampton Theatres City in Southampton on 30 March – tickets on sale now at www.nstheatres.co.uk
Amer and Khan are two of the hottest names in comedy right now; both original voices who have risen through the ranks in recent years. Mo Amer is an Arab American stand up comedian and writer of Palestinian descent. Amer recently debuted his first stand up special for Netflix, The Vagabond. He has performed in well over two dozen countries on five continents, and is the first and only Arab American refugee comic to perform for US and coalition troops overseas. Sold out shows worldwide include performances at the Royal Albert Hall and Hammersmith Apollo (London), Acer Arena (Sydney), Nelson Mandela Theatre (Johannesburg), and Shrine Auditorium (Los Angeles). He has toured extensively with Chappelle, performing over 600 shows with the stand-up legend, including at his historic run at the Radio City Music Hall where he shared the stage with Jon Stewart, Chance The Rapper, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Childish Gambino (Donald Glover), Trevor Noah, Hannibal Buress and Ali Wong. Amer’s television credits include @midnight (Comedy Central), Comedy Knockout (TRU TV) and Crashing (HBO). He has also appeared on Bassem Youssef’s historic show AlBernameg.
Last year, Amer made his late night debut on CBS’s Late Night with Stephen Colbert and Rolling Stone named him among its 10 Comedians You Need To Know. He will appear as a series regular on the Hulu original series Ramy (co starring with Ramy Youssef) in 2019. Born in Kuwait, Amer fled to the United States as a refugee in 1990 and finally obtained his U.S. citizenship in 2009. He currently splits his time between New York City and his hometown of Houston, Texas.
Guz Khan is an actor, writer and stand-up comedian. He is the creator, co-writer and star of Man Like Mobeen, one of the BBC’s most successful new comedy series which returns to our screens for series 2 in early 2019. Man Like Mobeen scooped three RTS Midlands Awards in November, and was nominated for a Broadcast Digital Award. Guz was recently announced as part of the cast for the Hulu remake of Four Weddings and a Funeral, and will soon star alongside Idris Elba in Turn Up Charlie for Netflix and as a regular in Sky drama Curfew, all of which will release in 2019. Other notable credits include two series of Borderline for Channel 5, Zapped (Dave), Drunk History (Comedy Central), Dropperz (ITV2) and the feature film Walk Like a Panther. He also wrote and starred in Sky’s Halloween Short Fright Busters. He made his debut on BBC’s Live at the Apollo in 2017, and has also appeared on The Apprentice: You’re Fired! (BBC Two), The Chris Ramsey Show (Comedy Central) and Hypothetical (Dave). For two years he hosted his own weekly show on BBC Asian Network, and he has a huge online following in the wake of videos including his ‘Pakisaurus’ YouTube skit, which has had well over several million views.