Ahmed Al-kadri is a Yemeni-American comedian based in LA. As a young child in Dallas, Ahmed dreamed of being an accountant, but his immigrant parents forced him to be a comedian instead. Ahmed started developing his comedy skills early, doing impressions of his mom’s Turkish soap operas and Mr. Bean, as well as spot-on imitations of his sister and brothers. Ahmed’s father was an extrovert who loved to help people. Ahmed credits this as one of the reasons he relates so well to everyone- his house was always full of visitors who his parents were hosting; often offering a place to sleep if it was needed. Consequently, Ahmed was one of those kids who was friends with everybody, memorizing one-liners from his dad and trying them out on the kids at school the next day. Between go-kart races and soccer with his five siblings, Ahmed had a classic American childhood, playing “ding-dong ditch” and throwing Taco Bell sauce packets at cars.
An improv class in 2016 at Dallas Comedy House started Ahmed on his professional comedic journey, and he has been making people laugh (for money) ever since. While performing in numerous improv, sketch, and stand up comedy shows, Ahmed helped create the improv troupe, Sunglow. Sunglow headlined at Dallas Comedy House on weekends and traveled across the country, performing at the Del Close Improv Festival in New York, as well as improv festivals in Kansas City, Baltimore, and Oklahoma City.
In 2018, Ahmed moved to LA to pursue a career in standup. Over the last year, Ahmed has gained a large following on TikTok and Instagram, thanks to crowd-favorite sketches like "Roommates with Anxiety," "Arab at an Indian Wedding” and the “Arab Roommate” series, which compliments long-time friend Ryan Kelly’s series, “When You Have A Midwest Roommate.” A viral hit, his "F-Boi Rehab" series was featured on both Buzzfeed and DankMemes. You may also recognize Ahmed from his appearance as Liam on the web-series "David Diamondhands" and on Fox's Love Connection (Season 2, Episode 8) It wasn’t a match, but at least he got a good story out of it!
Today, Ahmed connects with audiences through funny, heartfelt stories and jokes about those little things in life you just have to laugh at. When he’s not on stage, you can find Ahmed giving bike tours around Los Angeles, teaching improv comedy at rehab centers, and indulging his inner foodie, writing Yelp reviews for new restaurants near Hollywood.
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