Azhar Usman

Azhar Usman is a standup comedian, actor, and writer from Chicago, where he is widely regarded as one of the city’s top comics. CNN calls the former attorney “America’s Funniest Muslim,” and in 2010, standup icon Dave Chappelle–for whom Azhar has opened over 50 times–commented "Azhar is untouchable!" As the co-founder of “Allah Made Me Funny–The Official Muslim Comedy Tour,” he has toured over 20 countries, on five continents. He is a paid regular at the prestigious Comedy Cellar in NYC and hosts a monthly political comedy show at the Laugh Factory in Chicago. Azhar guest stars in the Amazon Studios original series Patriot (Season 2 forthcoming). He has written for Hannibal Buress, Dave Chappelle, and Hasan Minhaj (2017 White House Correspondents Dinner). His work has been profiled by over 100 major world media outlets including The New York Times, BBCNPRAl-JazeeraandFox News.