Ahmed at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
June 27, 1970 |
|Genres||Observational comedy, satire|
|Subject(s)||Racism/Race relations, Islamophobia, Muslim-Americans, Arab culture, Egyptian culture|
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.
Following 9/11, and through 2004, Ahmed Ahmed and the comedian Rabbi Bob Alper toured the United States with their ground-breaking show "One Arab, One Jew, One Stage" about interfaith harmony and essential human dignity.