The Comedians of Allah Made Me Funny
Comedian, writer, and actor Preacher Moss imagines what it would be like if Muslims advertised to get people to join their faith: "Are you sick of eating pork? Are you tired of drinking alcohol? Only got one wife? Whaaaaat?" Cue the laughter. Moss, along with comedians Azhar Usman and Mo Amer form the Allah Made Me Funny comedy trio, which has been touring the country for years. They made their Hollywood debut in 2008 with a movie based on their uproarious and eye-opening act. Poking fun at Muslims and non-Muslimsnalike, these multi-talented comedians truly wear their faith on their sleeves as they use their comedy to encourage people to take a new look at Muslims.
But though comedy is what these three are known for, their Hollywood experience includes writing and acting as well. Preacher Moss has an extensive screenwriting resume and has written for Damon Wayans ("In Living Color" and "My Wife and Kids"), George Lopez on "The George Lopez Show" and for Darrell Hammond on "Saturday Night Live." Usman and Amer have other comedy specials and shows in the works. Of all the Muslim actors, writers, producers, and comedians making their way in Hollywood, these three are probably the most vocal about their faith--promoting Islam, breaking down stereotypes with self-deprecating humor, and challenging viewers to see Muslims for who they really are.
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