Meet Ramy Youssef, the American Muslim Comedian Definitely Going Places
Ramy Youssef is an actor and comedian from New Jersey, he lived in New York, and later moved to Los Angeles, California. He is an actor in the TV series Mr Robot (2017). Prior to that he starred in TV shows like ‘See Dad Run’, ‘Figure It Out’ and others.
In october 2017, a comedy show co-created by Ramy was given a pilot presentation order from Hulu. The show centers on Youssef’s distinct point of view as a contemporary Egyptian-American Muslim, caught between multiple worlds and what it means to be Arab, American, and Muslim at a time when each of those identity markers is going through a crisis of definition.
“I’m excited to bring more fully human, complicated, nuanced Muslim characters to television as part of my ongoing attempt to avoid law school,” said Ramy.
He has tackled the topic of being Muslim in America in his standup. You can watch some of it below.
“Ramy has created something remarkably fresh and insightful with his new show, weaving his characteristic sharp and incisive humor with keen observations about identity and culture in our modern day world,” production company A24 said in a statement. We are so excited to be collaborating with him and our friends at Hulu on this incredibly unique and dynamic series.”
A24 recently financed Barry Jenkins’ movie ‘Moonlight’, which won three 2017 Oscars – Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor.