Ramy Youssef is a comedian, writer, and actor you should know.
Born in Queens and raised in New Jersey with Egyptian parents, Ramy talks about religion, politics, and culture through the lens of a millennial first-generation American. His laid-back demeanor and effortless charisma help him deliver relatable comedy rooted in character and experience.
Ramy made his late-night debut on Colbert in 2017 and just released his first stand-up special on HBO in 2019. He talks about a number of subjects, including: “the best day of the week to pray, his father’s immigration story and connection to Donald Trump, his complicated love for Lebron James, whether dogs are really man’s best friend, and how sometimes he wishes he had never had sex.”
Youseff also created, produced, directed and stars in the hit show Ramy, which debuted in 2019 on Hulu.
In it, he plays “Ramy Hassan is a first-generation Egyptian-American who is on a spiritual journey in his politically divided New Jersey neighborhood. He becomes caught between a Muslim community that thinks life is a moral test and a millennial generation that believes life has no consequences. Through it all, he’s still trying to do the things that most 20-somethings do, like
The show has already been renewed for a second season. Check out the trailer here.
More Good Work from Ramy:
- Stand-up – Late Night with Stephen Colbert (2017)
Ramy shares how the news has him questioning whether he’s going to suddenly receive a Hogwarts Letter from ISIS.
- Interview – Seth Meyers (2019)
Ramy explains how dieting trends and Muslim religious practice have begun to align in Los Angeles.
- Ramy: Behind the Scenes (Featurette)
Ramy talks about how he wanted to create “a show that is about what people believe and what they actually do.”
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