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Arizona State University's 1st Comedian-In-Residence Talks Challenges, Career

Being a comedian already comes with a few significant challenges. You had better be funny and know how to tell a joke. If those qualities aren’t in play, you’re probably going to experience the indignity of being heckled by a crowd.

As she jokes about, Maysoon Zayid has other challenges to deal with — including being Muslim and having cerebral palsy. She spoke about that and about being Arizona State University’s first comedian-in-residence.

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