Ahmed Ahmed is one of the funniest men in Hollywood, having been in some of the funniest and most well known movies of the last 20 years including Swingers (Possibly my #1 movie of all time which launched the careers of then unknown actors Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau where Ahmed Ahmed built a lasting relationship with both of them), Iron Man (Directed by Favreau), and Don’t Mess With The Zohan, as well as Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, Swingers, Tracey Takes On, Roseanne, JAG, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn on Comedy Central, and MTV’s PUNK’D. He has also appeared on CNN, The View, and NPR, and was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal in December of 2001. What makes him even funnier, is that he is a “Muslim” Comic who regularly makes fun of and pokes at his heritage while also praising it and dispelling some of the negative assumptions that Americans have, and has even made a movie about some of the most famous comedians and TV Personalities in the world going to the Arab World to perform comedy to show that even though cultural and religious misconceptions still exist, that Arabs “indeed do laugh” and are “just like us”. The team of entertainers that Ahmed Ahmed assembled was beyond amazing featuring such names as Whitney Cummings, Tom Papa, Tommy Davidson, Sebastian Maniscalco, and Ted Alexandro, and the film earned incredible praise and was even featured as the opening film of the famed Tribeca Film Festival earning distribution honors from LionsGate.
Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down for an absolutely hilarious interview with a brilliant comedic mind to discuss the making of “Just Like Us”, what it was like being in one of the great movies of a generation “Swingers”, his friendship with Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn, what it’s like being a “Muslim Comic”, how him (I’m Jewish) and I can help broker peace with Israel and the Arab World, what his father said to Robert DeNiro, and sooo much more!! Ahmed Ahmed is one of the coolest and most humble guys you will ever meet, and this interview is such a great look into the comedy world of Hollywood and the relationships that the comedians and actors have..Enjoy Kade Nation!!