Egyptian-American actor, comedian, producer, and director Ahmed Ahmed is one of the most diverse, multi-faceted talents in the entertainment industry today. In 2014, he can be seen starring as “Ahmed” on TBS’ hit comedy series Sullivan & Son. Executive Produced by Vince Vaughn, the show follows Steve Sullivan [Steve Byrne], a corporate lawyer who surprises his parents when he leaves his job to take over a bar owned by his father in Pittsburgh. Ahmed made his first appearance as unlucky in love, tow-truck driver [and best friend to Steve] “Ahmed” in season one, and joined the cast as a series regular in season two, quickly becoming a fan favorite. Ahmed is currently the only Arab-American actor playing a non-stereotypical role on a comedy sitcom, today.
Born in Helwan, Egypt and raised in Riverside, California Ahmed immigrated to the US when he was one month old with his family. When he was 19 years old he made the move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry, and attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. His first big break was in the suspense, action film Executive Decision alongside Kurt Russell, Steven Segal, and Halle Berry in 1996. Ahmed went on to appear in a handful of blockbuster and cult hit features including Swingers, Iron Man, and You Don’t Mess With The Zohan. On the television front, Ahmed has appeared on top series such as Tracy Takes On, Weeds, and Roseanne to name a few.
In 2011, Ahmed made his directorial debut with his groundbreaking documentary Just Like Us. The film premiered at Tribeca Film Festival, and went on to be selected at 30 international film festivals, winning several “Best Director” and “Best Documentary” awards. The documentary, a celebration of culture and comedy, follows Ahmed and ten American comedians through Dubai, Egypt, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia, performing in front of over 20,000 Arabs and Muslims across the region. Just Like Us garnered Ahmed attention on the political front, and he was invited to The White House to have dinner with President Obama, and was also invited to The State Department to have dinner with Hilary Clinton- as they commended him on creating a project that made an effort to break down barriers and encourage cross-cultural dialogue. Ahmed is currently in post-production on Just Like Us Too, which takes place in Syria, Jordan, Palestine, and Oman.
While working in film and television Ahmed’s profile in comedy continues to rise, being hand picked by Vince Vaughn for his Wild West Comedy Tour [2005-present]. Vaughn is currently producing the first ever Wild West comedy festival in Nashville, TN where Ahmed will hold the roll of Comedy Ambassador, performing and hosting shows. In 2005, Ahmed cofounded and performed in the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour which aired on Comedy Central as the first ever Middle Eastern stand up comedy special. Ahmed is also the winner of the first annual Richard Pryor Award for Ethnic Comedy at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in Scotland.
Ahmed is currently a paid regular performer at the world famous Comedy Story in Hollywood, The Laugh Factory, and the Comedy Cellar in New York City. He regularly tours nationally and internationally, and in summer 2014, Ahmed will hit the road for the Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour with his cast mates from the series, hitting 20+ markets across the country. Ahmed is a true believer that laughter heals, and that comedy can bridge the gap between communities across the world.
As the star of MTV’s hit show “Disaster Date”, K-von’s humor has made audiences laugh all over the world! His hilarious hidden-camera show displays his talents, each character proving funnier and more outrageous than the last.
Currently, he works with ScamBook.com as the spokesman/correspondent providing weekly videos on how you can protect yourself from fraud. And soon you’ll see K-von on-screen as the ‘Host’ of Warner Bros. all new game show, working alongside cartoon icons like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and many more!
On stage, K-von has become a crowd favorite as he pokes fun at himself, current events, and of course, the perils of growing up with a Dad from the Middle-East, and a Mom from Middle-America.
Performing internationally as a headliner and hosting special events year round keeps him busy. When not touring on his own, he regularly shares the stage with comics like Maz Jobrani, Russell Peters, and Brad Garrett just to name a few.
You can catch K-von on television in one of his many appearances, on his popular Youtube channel, or better yet, check him out live at an event near you!
For almost 2 decades, Todd Rexx aka T-Rexx has been a natural who quickly wins over any audience with his cunning wit, over the top impersonations and brilliant crowd interaction. His on stage antics, accompanied by his twisted imagination, create a comedic concoction that captivates audiences, literally leaving them rolling in the aisles, crying for more. If you’re in the market for a new generation comedian, then look no further! Todd is a true disciple of crossover comedy, who applies his sheer talent and genius to create an off center style of comedy comprised of a mixed bag of personal experience, everyday observations, and hypothetical situationsto connect with any audience.
Born in Long Branch, New Jersey, Todd was adopted at birth by a loving caucasian couple and immediately scurried to his new home in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, a multi-cultural artsy suburb of Cleveland. There he attended different schools and at each one, to the dismay of his parents, quickly established himself as the "class clown." When Todd was ten, he and his family moved to Silver Spring, Maryland, where he continued to “bless” classrooms with impersonations, sound effects, jokes, and comedic antics that not only classmates would laugh at, but teachers and staff as well. His classroom comedy continued through junior high, high school, and two years of junior college (basically 13th grade) where he studied television production. In 1992, after encouragement from friends and family, Todd finally brought his talents to the stage at The Comedy Café in Washington, D.C., and hasn’t looked back since. Todd prides himself with being able to connect with any audience presented to him. His multi-cultural background enables him to transcend barriers and truly entertain all.
Todd’s comedic exploits have taken him to Europe, Japan, Canada, Mexico, U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as coast to coast nationally, touching almost every state in the union. He has worked with Jerry Seinfeld, David Allen Grier, Dave Attell, Jeffery Ross, Ray Romano, Chris Rock, Bernie Mac, Russell Peters, Dave Chappelle, Craig Robinson and Bill Burr. His comedic pursuits landed him his own headline gig, “The Todd Rexx Show” at the world famous Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV.
Todd’s talents have not been limited to live performances, however. Todd has made numerous television appearances, including BET’s Comicview (1994-2005), Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1995), HBO’s Def Comedy Jam All-Stars, Comedy Factory (Netherlands),Raymond is Late (Netherlands), Rumbles (HDNet), Baggin’ (VH1). He has also appeared in such films as Premonitions (Latte Stone Films), NTV (Grifftyme Productions), I’ll Be Back (DeVry institute industrial film from Hope Productions), Love Jones (Newline Cinema),For the Love of Money (Pee-Air Productions), The Fear Chamber (Night Light Films). He is currently a card carrying member of the Screen Actors Guild as well as AFTRA. He also currently headlines shows globally. If you get the chance to see him live, do yourself a favor and do so.