Mohanad Elshieky, originally from Benghazi, Libya, is a standup comedian now based in Portland, Oregon. Mohanad is known as a bold and fearless performer who brings his unique perspective to every conversation. He is not afraid to say what on his mind, even when he is discussing politics or racial issues.
It is clear he has a fresh and sometimes challenging opinion on almost everything. Mohanad and his comedy have been featured on the Lovett or Leave it Podcast, National Public Radio, Buzzfeed and Live Wire Radio and can be seen performing nationwide. The Portland Mercury recently described Mohanad as a “genius of comedy.”
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxMtHood, where x=independently organized TED event.
At our TEDxMtHood event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. Visit TED.com to learn more.