Comedian, disability advocate, and Princeton Arts Fellow Maysoon Zayid will be performing her comedy special Limping on the Edge one night only live at Princeton as part of Wintersession. You will laugh and you will cry as she shares her crooked journey from almost dying at birth to living the Hollywood dream. Jenni Lawson ’23, a student from Maysoon’s Wintersession workshop on stand-up comedy, will open the show.

Presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts and co-presented by the Office of Wintersession.

Tickets + Details

The performance is free and open to Princeton University students, faculty and staff. Registration required; Register on MyPrincetonU. Registration for this Wintersession evening event is available up until the event start time.

COVID-19 Guidance + Updates

Per Princeton University policy, all guests are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to wear a mask when indoors.


The performance will be open captioned and will include American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation. The event space is wheelchair accessible. Attendees in need of other access accommodations are invited to contact the Lewis Center at 609-258-5262 or email Visit our Venues and Studios section for accessibility information at our various locations.


maysoon seated and smiling in long purple dress

Maysoon Zayid, actress, comedian, writer, and disability advocate. Photo credit: Michelle Kinney

Maysoon Zayid is a comedian, actress, writer, and disability advocate. She is a graduate of Arizona State University and a Princeton Arts Fellow. Maysoon is the co-founder/co-executive producer of the New York Arab American Comedy Festival and The Muslim Funny Fest. She was a full-time on-air contributor to Countdown with Keith Olbermann and a columnist for The Daily Beast. She has appeared on 60 Minutes, CNN, ABC News, and Oprah Winfrey Networks. Maysoon had the most-viewed TED Talk of 2014 and was named “1 of 100 Women of 2015” by the BBC.

As a professional comedian, Maysoon has sold out top New York clubs and has toured extensively in the U.S. and abroad. She was a headliner on the Arabs Gone Wild Comedy Tour and The Together Live Tour. Maysoon appeared alongside Adam Sandler in You Don’t Mess with the Zohan and has written for Glamour Magazine. She limped in New York Fashion Week and is a recurring character on General Hospital. She is the author of the best-selling memoir Find Another Dream and is collaborating with the legendary Scholastic on a comic book series.

Presented By

  • Lewis Center for the Arts
  • Office of Wintersession