Azhar Usman is a global comedian for our cosmopolitan age. He has performed standup in over 20 countries, on 5 continents, in multiple languages.
As co-founder of the internationally acclaimed “Allah Made Me Funny – The Official Muslim Comedy Tour,” he is widely considered among America’s top Muslim standup comedians. His Tour was made into a concert film and released in U.S. theaters in late 2008, quickly becoming one of the top 20 highest grossing standup comedy concert films of all time.
Azhar has been featured in over 100 major world media outlets, including CBS Sunday Morning, CNN Headline News, and an entire episode of ABC Nightline. He has played original sketch comedy characters for MTV Networks, Channel E4 in the UK, and he is the creator and star of his own semi-scripted Web comedy show, Tinku’s World.
Always interested in “waging peace through humor,” he regularly performs a Jewish-Muslim comedy show with comedian Rabbi Bob Alper called, “The Laugh in Peace Tour” as well as MAKE CHAI NOT WAR.
Azhar has supported Apna Ghar in the past by helping organize and perform for its comedy benefit with Russell Peters.