Atheer Yacoub is a New York based comedian, writer, and podcaster. Her comedy is inspired by her Palestinian-Muslim upbringing in Alabama. She came to the city with big hopes of making it in a respectable career, but found herself in comedy instead.
Atheer has appeared on Gotham Comedy Live, which aired on AXSTV and recently taped a half-hour for Comedy Central Arabia which comes out in 2019. Atheer is also a writer for The Breakdown with Mehdi Barakchian and Passport control with Mehdi Barakchian, which have aired on BRIC TV. Along with Leila Barghouty, Atheer co-hosts The No Fly List Podcast which features funny conversations with other brown comedians, artists, and interesting people. Atheer has opened for Bassem Youssef, Mo Amer, and Dean Obeidallah and has also appeared on The Dean Obeidallah Show on Sirius XM radio. She has performed in numerous festivals including the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, New York Arab American Comedy Festival, The Big Brown Comedy Hour,Toronto’s SheDot Festival, Muslim Funny Fest and 1001 Laughs Dearborn Comedy Festival. She can also be seen performing in basements all over New York City.