Allah Made Me Funny-The Official Muslim Comedy Tour

Allah Made Me Funny-The Official Muslim Comedy Tour

December 10, 2007 13:00 ET

"Allah Made Me Funny-The Official Muslim Comedy Tour" Celebrates Eid With a One Night Only Performance in Toronto

- "Allah Made Me Funny - The Official Muslim Comedy Tour" debuted in Toronto in 2004 and has gone on to become a successful international tour and a soon-to-be released feature-length concert film. - Comedian and executive producer Preacher Moss will be joined by Azhar Usman, Mohammed (Mo) Amer and special guest Sabrina Jalees for this one night only performance.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 10, 2007) - The breakthrough and critically acclaimed "Allah Made Me Funny - The Official Muslim Comedy Tour" returns to Canada after a two year world tour for a one night only performance at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga on December 22 to celebrate Eid, announced Preacher Moss, the tour's executive producer and one of the headlining acts.

The performance begins at 7:30p.m. at the Living Arts Centre's Hammerson Hall. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in person or online at www.livingartscentre.ca.

A portion of ticket sales from the show will be donated to the Bangladesh Cyclone relief effort.

"We began our tour in Toronto and have gone on to perform for audiences throughout the world. We are humbled to be coming back where it all started and deliver a performance where we know that laughter will be the end result," said Moss.

"Allah Made Me Funny - The Official Muslim Comedy Tour" is by nature a protest tour, a way to validate Muslim identity by using humour to address misconceptions about the culture and faith, while encouraging dialogue among Muslims and non-Muslims. Over the past two years, Preacher Moss has broadened the message to be inclusive of a world community, reflecting the ideal of creating a more understanding and accepting society.

"We deliberately choose to celebrate Eid with this performance because Eid represents everything the tour is about - forgiveness, brotherhood, unity and moral victory. We invite everyone, including families, to celebrate Eid with an evening of laughter," said Moss.

The performance will showcase the tour's newest comedian, Mohammed (Mo) Amer, a Middle Eastern-born, American-raised comedian who is quickly becoming a rising star on the international comedy circuit. In addition, musical artists Sound of Reason will perform and Sabrina Jalees, the youngest stand-up comic to be added to Yuk Yuk's professional roster and only Muslim woman to ever work with "Allah Made Me Funny - The Official Muslim Comedy Tour", will make a special guest appearance.

Muslimfest, an organization dedicated to supporting Muslim arts and entertainment, is the title sponsor. This show is produced by Handshake Productions, which was formed by Moss and Usman, who are also the producers of the upcoming movie, "Allah Made Me Funny- Live in Concert".

About the Comedians

Preacher Moss is the founder and executive producer of the Allah Made Me Funny Tour. He has served as a writer for Damon Wayans as well as Darrell Hammond on Saturday Night Live. He was also a writer for George Lopez and The George Lopez Show. Recently, The Seattle Times tapped him as "a New Dick Gregory" because of his insightful comedy stylings sculpted out of everyday relevance of life.

Azhar Usman is co-founder of the Allah Made Me Funny Tour and is a former attorney-turned-standup comedian. Drawing on his life experiences as a Chicago-born child of immigrant Muslim parents from India, he has performed in over a dozen countries on five continents. He is also a professional circuit lecturer and community activist. Usman has been featured in print and broadcast media all over the world, and he is presently developing TV and book projects.

Mohammed (Mo) Amer a Palestinian-American, is a rising comedy star born in the Middle East. Discovered in his hometown of Houston, TX, he is the youngest comedian on the Allah Made Me Funny Tour. He has travelled the globe performing his unique style of quick witted comedy for a diverse audience. Mo was one of the first Arab-American, Muslim comedians to perform for the U.S. troops overseas across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Aside from performing at comedy clubs and colleges across the United States, Mohammed is also quickly gaining International acclaim.

For more information, please visit www.allahmademefunny.com.

Contact Information

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