Ahmed Ahmed is an Egyptian American comic whose penetrating insight into Arabs and the USA will leave you in stitches. He has been a cultural ambassador to the Levantine Cultural Center since 2003 when he and Aron Kader entertained audience members at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre during "From Al-Andalus to Jerusalem." Winner of the Richard Pryor Award for Ethic Comedy, Ahmed has performed in the "Axis of Evil" Comedy Tour and at The Comedy Store. He has also appeared at world-famous comedy venues such as the Laugh Factory and The Improv, and he regularly tours the Middle East, doing stand-up comedy in cities like Beirut, Cairo, Dubai and even Riyadh. He has shared the stage with Vince Vaughn, Maz Jobrani and many others. Richard Pryor said of Ahmed, "he makes people confront their own racism and small minds—I see genius in this man."
Ahmed was born in Helwan, Egypt on June 27th, 1970. His parents immigrated to the U.S. when he was one month old and he grew up in Riverside, CA. He moved to Hollywood when he was 19 to pursue a career as an actor and stand-up comedian. He attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and studied with acting coaches Cliff Osmond, Ivana Chubbuck and Sandy Marshall.
He can be seen in such films and television shows as Iron Man, You Don't Mess With the Zohan, Swingers, Tracey Takes On, Roseanne, JAG, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn on Comedy Central, MTV's PUNK'D, and on the Fahrenheit 9/11 DVD bonus features performing stand-up comedy. He has also appeared on CNN, The View, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and NPR, and was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal in December of 2001. Recently, he can be seen in the film City of Life, the first feature film to be shot entirely in Dubai, U.A.E., which will be premiering at the Dubai International Film Festival this year.