Back in the UK due to unprecedented demand following a sold out run earlier this year, the tour will incorporate 15 dates at cities in the UK and Holland. Tiffinbites is proud to host the first event in the tour calendar at its St Paul’s restaurant in London on 7 November, after which the tour will open to the public.
The Tiffinbites Allah Made Me Funny tour is a cultural phenomenon exploring the notion of comedy from an Islamic perspective, appealing to both ethnic and mainstream white audiences. Celebrated names on the global comedy circuit Azhar Usman, Preacher Moss and Mo Amir will come together for the first time for the UK tour.
Tour co-founder Preacher Moss comments: “This project gives both Muslims and individuals of any religion an opportunity to enjoy comedy and be entertained together. It aims to make the audience feel safe, relevant and inclusive through an experience where humour is used to bridge gaps of bias, intolerance, and other social troubles relating to a post 9/11 world.”
Jamal Hirani, CEO & Founder of Tiffinbites comments: We’re thrilled to be involved with an event which has so much significance in bringing different cultures together. Comedy and laughter are universal languages, regardless of religion or colour, and this tour is set to help break down common Muslim social stereotypes. Tiffinbites is proud to help bring ethnic comedy to the mainstream and is committed to helping to raise the profile of Asian talent globally.”
The tour is also set to be made into a feature film, with American comedy pioneer Dave Chapelle as Executive Producer. Featuring all three of the tour’s comedians, the Allah Made Me Funny movie will hit the big screen in late 2008.
For more information, ticket sales and enquires log onto www.allahmademefunny.com / www.ammftour.com
“It’s surely no overstatement to claim the world needs this tour” Edinburgh Evening News
“Heard the one about the bomber?” Guardian
“Perhaps not the most apposite outing for Easter, but certainly the most mind-opening” Telegraph
“Nice one, you might think – but are they funny? Actually, yes” TimesOnline