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Ahmed Ahmed

Ahmed Ahmed
أحمد أحمد
Ahmed at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
Born (1970-06-27) June 27, 1970
Helwan, Egypt
Medium Stand-up
Years active 1989–present
Genres Observational comedy, Satire
Subject(s) Racism/Race relations, Islamophobia, Muslim-Americans, Arab culture

Ahmed Ahmed (Arabic: أحمد أحمد‎, IPA: ; born June 27, 1970) is an Egyptian-born American actor and comedian.

Early life

Ahmed Ahmed was born in Helwan, Egypt. His family came to the United States when he was one month old[1] and he grew up in Riverside, California.

Career

Ahmed Ahmed moved to Hollywood when he was 19 years old to pursue a career as an actor and stand-up comedian, and he has been working there ever since.

He has appeared in several films and television shows such as Executive Decision, Swingers, Tracey Takes On..., Roseanne, JAG, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn on Comedy Central, and MTV's Punk'd with Ashton Kutcher. He would later joke about his part in Executive Decision in his standup routine for the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour. He has also appeared on CNN, The View, and National Public Radio, and was featured on the front page of The Wall Street Journal in December 2001, as well as in Newsweek. He was featured in the PBS television documentary America at a Crossroads series in "STAND UP: Muslim American Comics Come of Age", an episode about Muslim American comedians.

Ahmed Ahmed is a regular performer at The Comedy Store in Hollywood and tours all across the US and Europe. He was the winner of the first annual Richard Pryor Award for ethnic comedy at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland in the summer of 2004. Ahmed is currently with the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour. He was also a notable guest for Axis of Justice which is a rock and heavy metal concert which fights for social justice.

He currently has a regular role in the TBS sitcom Sullivan & Son.

Personal life

Ahmed says his role models include his parents, Muhammad Ali, Mitzi Shore, and friend Vince Vaughn.[2]

Following 9/11, and through 2004, Ahmed Ahmed and the comedian Rabbi Bob Alper toured the USA with their ground-breaking show "One Arab, One Jew, One Stage" about interfaith harmony and essential human dignity.[3]

Filmography

Self

References

  1. ^ podcastWTF
  2. ^ magazineCultural Connect
  3. ^ muslimwakeup.com

External links

  • Official Website
  • Ahmed Ahmed at the Internet Movie Database
  • Ahmed Ahmed at AllMovie
  • Facebook
  • Ahmed Ahmed on Twitter
  • Ahmed Ahmed on Myspace
  • magazine article about Ahmed Ahmed and his comedy actTime
  • BBC article on Ahmed Ahmed as winner of Richard Pryor award
  • Ahmed Ahmed featured in the Cultural Connect
  • Ahmed Ahmed talking about Middle East travels and troubles on podcast
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