In the same style as Comedy Central’s John Stewart or HBO’s Bill Maher, Ali cuts through the muck of grandstanding and politicizing issues by simply telling it like it is. But instead of mocking Islam, he uses a comical approach that hits the mark with almost every viewer, without using any offensive material.
The sharp-witted style takes a realistic look at the everyday issues Muslims are confronted with, including being a Muslim teen in America, attending Muslim weddings, and dealing with cultural issues that have impacted Muslims.
What started out as a simple YouTube blog has turned into something that people all over the world are ready to hear more about, giving Ali the opportunity to travel all over the world to perform his rare one-of-a-kind stand-up.
Being in high demand, Ali has been traveling the world doing stand-up to a wide range of Muslim and non-Muslim audiences. He has spent the past two years traveling to nearly 100 cities and has performed all over the US, UK and Canada. Performing for audiences as large as 40,000 and for all ages including youth as young as nine, Ali has received rave reviews in the NY Times, USA Today and the LA Times. His videos have been watched over over 10 million times, making him the most viewed Muslim on YouTube.
What started out as simple YouTube blog has turned into something that people all over the world are ready to hear more about, giving Ali the opportunity to travel all over the world to perform his rare one-of-a-kind stand-up.
In the space of only one year, Baba Ali from Ummah Films has arguably become the Muslim world’s first Internet celebrity with his edgy video blogs, which has been watched by millions worldwide. Humor is a powerful emotion, and using it is indeed an art form. That’s exactly what the year’s most promising Muslim comedian, Baba Ali, has accomplished, taking a lighthearted approach toward Muslim-based entertainment.
Taking the Internet by storm, Baba Ali’s first video blog series, “The Reminder,” has been a major success with nearly five million page views on YouTube alone. His style of humor has been acclaimed as creative, witty and thought-provoking, sending a powerful message that reaches all races and religions. “My goal with my comedy is to dispel the misconceptions among not only non-Muslims, but with Muslims as well,” said Baba Ali, writer-producer of the series. The stand-up style combines comedy with a serious subject matter in a way that reaches out to the hearts and minds of his audience.