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Houston comedian, actor Mo Amer will perform show on ‘Mo Day’

Mo Day will officially be on September 16.

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Comedian Mo Amer was celebrated at Houston City Hall on 713 Day. September 16 will officially be Mo Day in the city of Houston.

On September 16, Houstonians can celebrate Houston-native comedian Mo Amer for Mo Day. To celebrate, the comedian will be performing at the Bayou Music Center. Mayor Sylvester Turner made the announcement on Houston's unofficial holiday known as 713 Day. Turner says Amer represents the city well with his talent and diverse background.

"He represents the kind of talent we want to see more of in Houston because we support our artists, our writers, our comics and people in the entertainment industry," Turner said.

Amer announced he will be giving a portion of his proceeds to his alma mater, Hastings High School’s theater arts and band department. He says it's a blessing to give back to the community that helped raise him.

"Come in and enjoy this day, which is going to be about community, about laughter, about music and truly is a celebration of Houston outside of myself because I could not have made it without Houston," said Amer.

The Houstonian created and stars in the Netflix series "Mo" which is a series of love letters to the city of Houston. Rotten Tomato critics gave the show a 100% rating. Amer was also seen in the DC Comics superhero film "Black Adam” alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock' Johnson.

Tickets for Amer's show at Bayou Music Center are now on sale through Live Nation.