Comedian Ahmed Ahmed Bio
Ahmed Ahmed is an American actor and comedian, born on June 27th, 1970, in Helwan, Egypt. His parents later moved to the United States when he was one month old . He was was brought up in Riverside, California.
Ahmed Ahmed Age
He was born on 27th June 1970 in Helwan, Egypt. However, he was brought up in Riverside, Carlifornia. He is 49 years old as of 2019.
Comedian Ahmed AhmedNationality
He born of African parents but was brought Up in Riverside, California, United states. He is of American Nationality. He is a Muslim.
Comedian Ahmed Ahmed Wife and Children
Ahmed is a very private person when it comes to his personal life. He has managed to keep details of his love life off the limelight. We will keep you updated if any information pertaining his love life arises.
Comedian Ahmed Ahmed Career
He moved to Hollywood when he was 19 to pursue a career in acting and stand-up comedy. He went to The American Academy of Dramatic Arts for one year and studied with various acting coaches.
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.
Ahmed has been featured on numerous films including City of Life, The Onion Movie, Iron Man, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, Immigrants: L.A. Dolce Vita, The Legend of Awesomest Maximus, Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days and 30 Nights – Hollywood to the Heartland, All In, Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World, Executive Decision, Swingers, Steel Sharks, and Virtuosity.
Comedian Ahmed Ahmed TV Shows
He has also made appearances on television shows such as Sullivan & Son, Hey Hey it’s Saturday, America at a Crossroads, I Am Ahmed Ahmed, JAG, Last Call with Carson Daly, National Lampoon Live: The International Show, Girlfriends, The View, and Roseanne.
He has also had the pleasure to appear 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.
Comedian Ahmed Comedy
He regularly performs at The Comedy Store in Hollywood and tours all across the US and Europe. He emerged as the winner in the first annual Richard Pryor Award for ethnic comedy at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland in the summer of 2004.
Ahmed Net Worth
Judging from his luxurious lifestyle its clear that Ahmed has earned a great deal of wealth from his career. The actor and Comedian has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
Comedian Ahmed Ahmed Accused of Terrorism
On 11th May 2019, Florida man called police to report a comedian of Middle Eastern descent who he believed had told a joke that showed support for terrorism.
Ahmed, who is of Egyptian descent, poked fun at negative stereotypes of Muslims during a set at Off The Hook Comedy Club in Naples, Florida, on Saturday night.
He began; “Clap if you’re from the Middle East.” That is according to a clip posted on the club’s Facebook page.
Ahmed slyly responded, after a smattering of cheers from the audience and said: “All right. We got a handful of us in in here, nice. But, hey, it only takes one of us … to tell a joke.”
Unfortunately one member of the audience didn’t get the punchline.
The disturbed man called the Collier County Sheriff’s Department and told a deputy that Ahmed was organizing people of Middle Eastern descent to possibly commit terrorism.
“He said, `That’s great.’ He said, `We can organize our own little terrorist organization,’ and I don’t think that was right. I mean it really bothered me,” the caller said, according to audio of the call released by the sheriff’s department. “And I yelled out, `And the paddy wagon is going to be outside to get all of you.’ ”
The caller went on and added: “My wife and I looked at each other and we felt very uncomfortable.”
The caller alleged that he was only at the club because he was given free tickets.
Speaking in an interview on NBC News on Wednesday 15th May, Ahmed said that the “it only takes one of us” line is in his regular act and it’s never sparked any blowback.
“I’ve told that joke about 1,000 times around the world,” He stated. “Whatever he heard and what I said are two different things.”
He further stated that he stuck around after Saturday’s show to meet with any fans who wanted to speak with him or take pictures.
“Terrorists don’t do meet-and-greets,” Ahmed said. “We don’t say, `Death to America!’ and then, `But wait, let’s do selfies first.’ ”
Comedian Ahmed Ahmed Interview with Deputies
On Sunday before Ahmed’s set that night, deputies showed up to the club briefly, interviewed him and left without incident.
“They couldn’t have been nicer,” Ahmed stated talking of the responding deputies. “One of them said, `Don’t change anything, keep doing what you’re doing.’ That was refreshing to hear.”
Brien Spina, the club owner said he’s been booking Ahmed to his club for more than a decade, and won’t stop now.
“For me it was a great joke. I stand behind him,” said the club owner, who booked Ahmed for another gig, on Wednesday of next week. “His show is great.”
Ahmed said he holds nothing against the caller and if anything, he wants to shake his hand.
“I want to say, `Thank you,’ to him,” the comic said. “He got more publicity for me in that one phone call than ever. You want to talk about a blessing in disguise.”