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Palestinian-American Mo Amer shares thoughts on new comedy

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Palestinian-American comedian Mo Amer has said creating his Netflix hit show “Mo” was both “therapeutic and rewarding”. The eight-part series follows Mo’s life as a refugee in Houston Texas, telling the story of how his family left Palestine and fled Kuwait before coming to the US. It is the first show scripted and starring a Palestinian on the international streaming platform and has been hailed as a breakthrough for Palestinian representation. “I mean, some of them are really difficult memories of fleeing war, to coming to Houston,” said Mo on The Kelly Clarkson Show. “I recreated the home t…

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