Below are 5 Muslim comedians that are breaking stereotype.
Hassan is one of the most famous Muslim comedians. He was inspired by Chris Rock and from a very early age, he started stand-up comedy. Hassan won a competition is 2008 which lead him to work as an opening act for Katt Williams, Gabriel Iglesias and Pablo Francisco. In 2014, he joint the Daily Show alongside Trevor Noah and Jon Stewart.
Aamer Rahman & Nazeem Hussain.
One this Aamer is associated is ‘political humour’. He is 31 years old and his jokes are mainly cantered on the racism in Australia. During the youth work in the Muslim community, Aamer met Nazeem Hussain (his partner in crime). After the show, they decided to stage in touch and eventually made their own show entailed “The Fear of a Brown Planet”.
Maysoon is a disabled Muslim woman living in New Jersey but proudly represents herself as a Palestinian. In 2014, she gave an inspirational Ted talk.
Shazia was once a teacher at a secondary school, after a few years. The only time she enjoyed teaching was the time her students would laugh then she discovered her love the comedy and picked up from there.
She decided to make it a career. One of the main goals is to combat Islamophobia with her humour and in 2013, her act was one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy.
She is also been a regular columnist for The Guardian in the last 13 years and in 2008, she won the Columnist of the year award.
Maziyar is well known as Maz Jobrani. He was born in Iran but moved to California at the age of 6. He also made some television appearances and his talks are centered on race and stereotyping of Arabs in the US.