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Illarious Comedy Benefit Tour - DC

By: | posted on: Mar 24, 2019

Date(s) - 03/24/2019
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Ernst Community Cultural Center


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We teamed up with our favorite charity and some of the funniest comics in our space for a national tour to fight poverty! Penny Appeal USA and illMuslims present: illarious Comedy Benefit Tour.
100% of proceeds go directly to Penny Appeal USA to support programs like OrphanKind.

5pm SHARP – Sunday, March 24th
Ernst Theater – NVCC Annandale

Azhar Usman
Danish Maqbool
Ahamed Weinberg
Atheer Yacoub

Online Early Discount: $25 (Limited Quantity)
Regular: $35

Limited Seating – Book your tickets now!

Family Friendly – ALL AGES
100% of proceeds donated to Penny Appeal USA

Penny Appeal USA is a nonprofit development organization working to alleviate poverty through sustainable programs. Their mission is to bring about an equitable world by tackling the root causes of poverty, while bridging the gap between funders and poor communities in order to work together on long-term solutions that can help end intergenerational poverty.

“illarious” captures the sentiment and experience of communities targeted by the anti-immigrant / ‘anti-other’ climate in our country today. The tour features material that cheekily explore the themes of ‘being misunderstood’, ‘being unwanted’, and the thought-provoking juxtaposition of being Muslim in America.

Featuring an assortment of well known special guests, ‘illarious’’ is a family-friendly engagement for all ages bound to leave you laughing, thinking, and exploring what it means to be ourselves in the world.


Azhar Usman:
– Writer for Hasan Minhaj’s historic speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner
– Recurring role in Amazon Studios’ critically-acclaimed original series ‘Patriot’ (2 Seasons).
– Featured in Just For Laughs festival in Montreal
– Previously toured with Dave Chappelle, Hannibal Buress, and Hasan Minhaj.
– Consultant and/or Producer for The Boundary (HBO); Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King (Netflix); Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado (Netflix); Mo Amer: The Vagabond (Netflix); and Ramy (Hulu—2019).
– Paid regular at the Comedy Cellar in New York City

Danish Maqbool:
– Featured in Forbes
– Featured in Wall Street Journal
– Previously on-air personality and spokesperson for Major League Gaming
– Co-host for Da Boyz Podcast
– Featured in Memphis Comedy Festival, Blue Whale Comedy Festival, and DesiFest
– 4 National College Tours
– Regular Host at Stress Factory Comedy Club (NJ)

Ahamed Weinberg:
– Late Night w/ Seth Meyers (NBC)
– Vulture’s 20 Comics to Watch
– Awarded New Face at the 2016 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.
– Writing, directing, and starring in Ahamed’s Ramadan Diaries (Comedy Central Digital)
– Comedy Bang Bang (IFC)
– The Eric Andre Show (Adult Swim)
– I Love You, America (Hulu),
– Comedy Knockout (Tru TV)
– Insecure (HBO).
– His film Lovebirds premiered on Amazon Prime in November as part of their inaugural FunnyFest short films festival

Atheer Yacoub:
– Gotham Comedy Live
– Comedy Central Arabia
– Writer on The Breakdown with Mehdi Barakchian and Passport Control with Mehdi Barakchian
– Co-host for The No Fly List Podcast
– Featured in the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, Toronto’s SheDot Festival, The New York Arab American Comedy Festival, The Big Brown Comedy Hour, and 1001 Laughs Dearborn Comedy Festival.

In aid of Penny Appeal USA’s OrphanKind
OrphanKind is designed to help transform the lives of disadvantaged orphan children, offering them a better future in a secure family setting.Each of the homes in our OrphanKind village houses 10 orphan children and together with a trained foster mother, they form a family. The community is designed to provide for the complete nurturing of each child through education, access to quality healthcare, and the love of a foster mother to tend to their emotional and psychological needs.

Other Tour Dates:
March 2 – South Florida
March 9 – Los Angeles
March 10 – Houston
March 15 – Chicago
March 24 – DC
April 5 – New Jersey

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