06.16.05 City Club: Allah Made Me Funny, The Official Muslim Comedy Tour

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 05/31/2005 - 08:57.
06/16/2005 - 17:00

Allah Made Me Funny, The Official Muslim Comedy Tour
Azeem, Azhar Usman, and Preacher Moss


question has always been: Where can Muslims and non-Muslims go for
social growth, and entertainment by us, for us, and about us? The
answer? Allah Made Me Funny: The Official Muslim Comedy Tour.

The concept of the tour is to provide effective, significant and
appropriate comedy with an Islamic perspective and a venue whereby
Muslims and non-Muslims can feel safe, relevant and inclusive of an
experience where humor is used to bridge gaps of bias, intolerance and
other social ills that are pre- and post-9/11 relevant. The tour is a
place where people are entertained AND educated about the truths of
Muslim and non-Muslim existence in America. The comedians build bridges
through humor and understanding to make that journey a little easier
for all of us.

Reflecting the diversity of the Islamic religion and the diversity
of this country, Azhar Usman, Preacher Moss, and Azeem Muhammad
designed the tour to see the Muslim community grow, and be
self-actualized, and the world community attain the same goals through
dialogue, understanding...and humor as the glue that heals us all.

Preacher Moss is the new prototype for the comedian of these times.
With experience as a writer for Damon Wayans, "Saturday Night Live" and
"The George Lopez Show," Preach tackles timely and sensitive issues as
racism, multiculturalism in post-9/11 America and critical race theory.

Azeem has shared the stage with legendary comics like Steve Harvey
and Adam Ferrara. He takes pride in providing gut-wrenching humor that
is suitable for teens and sults alike.

Azhar Usman has been featured in The New York Times, Washington
Post MSNBC.com and the BBC. He's been called the "Ayatollah of Comedy"
and "Bin Laughin." Whether the audience is Muslim or not, his standup
comedy is sure to please.


City Club - 850 Euclid Ave., 2nd Fl.