Just Funny Comedy Festival

2010-10-20 16:14
The Just Funny Comedy Festival brings together five hilarious comedians who'll be busting stereotypes on a three-city tour this month.

The Comedy Doctor, also known as Riaad Moosa, will act as MC for the tour along with funnyman Joey Rasdien. The international guests are the stars the original Allah Made Me Funny – The Official Muslim Comedy Tour, namely Azhar Usman, Mo Amer and Preacher Moss.

If you're not familiar with these international guests, here's a little intro.

Azhar Usman

Azhar was born and raised in Chicago to Muslim immigrant parents from India. Interested in "waging peace through humour", he performed the first official stand-up show in Egypt's history, and regularly performs a Jewish-Muslim comedy show with fellow comedian Rabbi Bob Alper, as well as a Hindu-Muslim comedy show with Rajiv Satyal called Make Chai, Not War.

Mo Amer

Originally a Palestinian, Mo fled Kuwait with his family during the Gulf War when he was nine years old, eventually settling in Houston, Texas. At the age of 19, he became the first Arab-American refugee to perform overseas for US and coalition troops. Convinced that laughter leads to harmony, he uses his hilarious, energetic routine to conquer ignorance and bridge cultural gaps.

Preacher Moss

The tour's founder uses humour to engage audiences in contemporary issues facing society, and has written material for the likes of Damon Wayans and George Lopez. This African-American's comedy tickles the funny bone while challenging the intellect. He has been touring the lecture circuit with a comedy presentation, tackling issues such as multiculturalism in post-9/11 America.

This week we chatted to MC Riaad Moosa about Muslim culture in South Africa, heritage, Trevor Noah and more.

Watch the video here.

The Just Funny Comedy Festival tour dates are:

23rd and 24th October at Vodaworld Events Centre

Cape Town
29th October at the CTICC

30th and 31st October at the ICC Exhibition Centre

Tickets are available through Computicket and range between R160 and R250.

Five funny Muslims walk onto a stage...

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