Comedian Azhar Usman interview with music by Indie Electronica Band Unknower - Ep. 0023

7Aug

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Comedian Azhar Usman performing at the Desi Comedy Fest talks about:
- [4:17] finding out he's made it on the Celebrity Pronuncopedia YouTube Channel
- [5:11] why CNN and Fox News, who can't agree on anything, both think he's a funny Muslim
- [5:46] how he met Donald Trump at the Fox News studios in the Celebrity Apprentice days
- [7:35] his thoughts on Donald Trump then and now, the media, fake news and conspiracies
- [12:35] being a former attorney and why he made the jump to comedy
- [15:05] his community activism especially around the time of 9/11
- [16:50] my reading somewhere that Dave Chappelle performed with him over 50 times
- [19:05] what he learned from the comedy great Dick Gregory about comedy and activism
- [21:28] how he feels when he hears his name on the Celebrity Pronuncopedia YouTube Channel
- [25:53] being a comedy writer for Hasan Minhaj's 2017 White House Correspondents Dinner speech
- [43:36] his upcoming performance at the Desi Comedy Fest
- [46:08] his episodes of the show "Patriot" on Amazon and going into season 2 filming
 
[34:07] We also got a question via Twitter from Imran Mulla who's from Leicester, England. Imran asked Azhar, do you ever experience tension between your art and religious values?
 
[37:39] Then we quiz Azhar to find out how smart Chicagoans are with Chicago trivia questions.
 
[49:22] We also played the song "Captive Ones" from the Indie Electronica Band Unknower.
 
[2:39] In Moments With Michael, you get to know the PodCast Of 1000s host Michael as he tells you why the harassment of his little brother stopped one day.
 
Find more about Azhar Usman at:
- Website - http://azhar.com/
- How to Pronounce Azhar Usman - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KRjuPs7j6Q
 
Find more about Desi Comedy Fest at:
- Dates - August 10th-20th
- Cities - San Francisco, Alameda, Santa Clara, Berkeley, Mill Valley, Mountain View, Santa Cruz, Union City, Livermore
 
Find more about Unknower at:
 
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