1. His family moved to the United States when he was one month old and he grew up in Riverside, California.
2. Ahmed Ahmed moved to Hollywood when he was 19 years old to pursue a career as an actor and stand-up comedian, and he has been working there ever since.
3. He would later joke about his part in Executive Decision in his standup routine for the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour.
4. He was featured in the PBS television documentary America at a Crossroads series in “STAND UP: Muslim American Comics Come of Age”, an episode about Muslim American comedians.
5. Ahmed Ahmed is a regular performer at The Comedy Store in Hollywood and tours all across the US and Europe.
6. He was the winner of the first annual Richard Pryor Award for ethnic comedy at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland in the summer of 2004.
7. He recently had a regular role in the TBS sitcom Sullivan & Son.
8. Ahmed says his role models include his parents, Muhammad Ali, Mitzi Shore, and friend Vince Vaughn.
9. Following 9/11, and through 2004, Ahmed Ahmed and the comedian Rabbi Bob Alper toured the USA with their ground-breaking show “One Arab, One Jew, One Stage” about interfaith harmony and essential human dignity.