From: One on One

Ahmed Ahmed

The stand-up comedian and actor talks about addressing issues of ethnicity and culture through humour.

International comedian and award-winning actor Ahmed Ahmed was born in Egypt and raised near Hollywood in the US.

At 19 years old, he began pursuing careers as an actor and stand-up comedian while attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Since then, his successful emergence into Hollywood’s film, television and theatre industries are testaments to his desire to relate to communities across cultures through humour. 

Ahmed Ahmed has toured with The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour and Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show. He has appeared in numerous films and television shows, including City of Life, Iron Man and Don’t Mess With the Zohan

By using comedy as a form of diplomacy, Ahmed Ahmed continues to tour across America and the globe addressing issues of ethnicity and culture directly with his audiences.     

This episode of One on One can be seen from Saturday, July 2, at the following times GMT: Saturday: 0430; Sunday: 0830, 1930; Monday: 1430.