Irvine Improv

Sun Dec 12
Special Event

Nemr's Bio

NEMR is a Lebanese/American Stand- Up Comedian who is credited with establishing and

pioneering the stand-up comedy scene throughout the Middle East where he performs in

English. Nemr grew up in San Diego and then moved back with his family to Lebanon. He went

on to break down barriers and unite people in a region where bombing on stage can have a

completely different meaning.

As an accomplished stand- up comic with eight full feature shows, it’s no wonder Nemr’s second

world tour, ‘Love Isn’t the Answer’, was met with unprecedented success, selling out across the

globe from every major city in the U.S. to Europe and across the Middle East. His second

international tour became the second global comedy event to successfully stretch from the US

to the Middle East, with crowds of up to 6,000 people at every show. The first global comedy

event to achieve this milestone was, simply, Nemr’s first world tour.

That global event was captured in his hit comedy special, ‘No Bombing in Beirut’, which was

filmed in both Lebanon and Los Angeles, and premiered on Showtime, and is now available


Nemr also has numerous television credits from major networks in the Middle East, has been

seen on CNN, was a guest on BBC HARDTalk, and appeared on ‘The Nightly Show with Larry

Wilmore’. He has also released two feature specials as cinematic experiences and had his own

prime time TV show. In May of 2014 he was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine

(Middle East) solidifying Nemr’s legacy as the biggest name in stand up in the region.

On the heels of his hugely successful world tour ‘Love Isn’t the Answer’ which ran for an

astonishing two years, and following the premiere of his comedy special ‘No Bombing in Beirut’,

Nemr is back with a brand new show, ‘The Future is NOW!'

And in between, you can catch Nemr in his new hit weekly podcast, ‘The Very Funny Podcast’

and streaming on twitch daily on his channel NEMRCOMEDY