EXCLUSIVE: Mo Amer and Teresa Ruiz on their new Netflix series ‘MO’

Hollywood comes to Alief, y’all!

He’s about to showcase Houston to a global audience with his new funny and heartfelt Netflix series ‘Mo.’ Comedian Mo Amer stopped by our studio ahead of the big release of his show, inspired by his life in Alief. Actress Teresa Ruiz, who plays his girlfriend on the show, also joined him to chat about filming the show in our city. “MO” premieres Wednesday, August 24th on Netflix.

HOUSTON – He’s about to showcase Houston to a global audience with his new funny and heartfelt Netflix series ‘Mo.’

Comedian Mo Amer stopped by our studio to discuss the release of his show, inspired by his life as a refugee in Alief.

Actress Teresa Ruiz, who plays his girlfriend Maria on the show, also joined him to chat about filming the show in Clutch city.

Amer, who is also the co-creator and executive producer of the show, plays Mo Najja, a Palestinian immigrant trying to provide for his family while dealing with the long process to be granted asylum here in Houston.

The show also depicts some comical situations derived from cultural differences.

Houston rappers Bun B, Paul Wall, and Tobe Nwigwe make cameos on the show.

Watch Amer and Ruiz’s complete interview in the video above.

“MO” premieres Wednesday, August 24th on Netflix.

For more information about the show, click here.

Amer’s previous stand-up specials, The Vagabond and Mohammed in Texas are currently streaming on Netflix.


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Beatriz is a producer for Houston life. She’s a dog mom who enjoys traveling and eating her way through new cities and cultures.