Ahmed Ahmed Tickets
Ahmed Ahmed tour dates
Comedian Ahmed Ahmed blends cultural identity and comedy in a stand-up act that allows us to laugh at ourselves and appreciate others. He appears in the acclaimed United Shades of Ahmedica Tour at venues coast to coast as part of his mission to help make America laugh again despite terrorist attacks and racial bias.
Ahmed Ahmed background
Ahmed was born in Helwan, Egypt, and immigrated with his parents to America as an infant. He spent his childhood in Riverside, CA, and moved to Hollywood at the age of 19 to pursue his career in show business.
As an Egyptian-American, Ahmed is an avid proponent of bridging the divide between the Middle East and West through comedy. In the aftermath of 9/11, Ahmed joined comedian Rabbi Bob Alper for a U.S. comedy tour entitled One Arab, One Jew, One Stage that encouraged interfaith understanding. In 2005, he performed with the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour of Middle Eastern countries with fellow comics Aron Kader, Maz Jobrani, Dean Obeidallah, Wonho Chung and Nick Youssef.
A frequent performer at Hollywood’s Comedy Store, Ahmed also tours the U.S. both with fellow comedians and as a solo act. Ahmed appeared in the 2008 documentary America at a Crossroads: STAND UP: Muslim American Comics Come of Age that fought against the stereotypes formed in the wake of 9/11. His own 2010 documentary film Just Like Us followed a group of stand-up comics from Dubai to New York, challenging common misconceptions about Middle Eastern and Western cultures for younger audiences.
He has appeared as a guest on CNN, ABC’s The View and National Public Radio as well as the front page of The Wall Street Journal and in Newsweek. His television acting credits include Sullivan & Son, Executive Decision, Roseanne, Swingers, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and Punk’d, among others.
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