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/24-7PressRelease.com/ - Buffalo, NY, December 1, 2004 â€“ â€œAllah Made Me Funny â€“ The Official Muslim Comedy Tourâ€, which has multi-cultural audiences and high-profile media outlets buzzing about itâ€™s cutting-edge use of comedy to heal post 9/11 relations between Muslims and non-Muslims, will make a highly anticipated stop in Buffalo, New York, on December 4, announced Azhar Usman, one of the headlining comedians on the tour.
â€œWe're coming to cities across the country because we have a compelling argument for humanity. Our tour offers a forum for integration between Muslims and non-Muslims to come together to laugh at cross-cultural differences while recognizing that our core values are the same,â€ says Usman.
Allah Made Me Funny, which is the first-of-its-kind tour, addresses stereotypes about Muslims and pokes fun at Muslims and non-Muslims alike. The comedic material is designed to promote cross-cultural understanding and tolerance.
â€œComedy is the perfect tool to disarm people and invite them to think outside of their fixed cultural perceptions,â€ says Usman. â€œThrough humor we are able to play with stereotypes and demonstrate that laughter is universal.â€
The tour, which launched in Washington, D.C., continues to receive international media attention from high-profile print and broadcast outlets including BBC, CBC, The Washington Post, The Chicago Sun-Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Baltimore Sun, Time Magazine, and numerous NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX affiliates.
The tourâ€™s show in Buffalo will feature two of Americaâ€™s top Muslim comedians including Azhar Usman (nicknamed the Ayatollah of Comedy) who is an attorney turned comedian and Azeem, a stand-up comic, activist and founder of Azeemâ€™s Kids Foundation, a South Carolina-based charity dedicated to helping children who are in foster and juvenile care.
Usman and Azeem are usually joined by Preacher Moss, the tourâ€™s executive producer and a former writer for George Lopez and Saturday Night Liveâ€™s Darrell Hammond and Damon Wayans. However, Moss will be performing in the UK when the tour comes to Buffalo.
â€œMuslims are not traditionally associated with humor; but through our comedy, we are able to satirize our culture while generating a better understanding of who we are as a community,â€ said Azeem. â€œThe fact that we are receiving support from media, local Muslim organizations and audiences of all ethnic backgrounds, is proof that our messages are not only entertaining but socially relevant.â€
The Muslim Comedy Tour will perform at Williamsville East High School (located at 151 Paradise Road) on December 4. The show will start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available by contacting Amil at 716-907-3929 or amil@email@example.com. For more information about the tour please visit http://www.allahmademefunny.com.
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