Without hesitation, those who have crossed paths with Ali would agree that using the word “funny” to describe him is an understatement. From his over-the-top fashion to his highly risqué punch lines, Ali’s comedic approach is undeniably captivating. His determination to excel and passion for his craft have made him one of the most artistic comedians in the industry.
Refusing to feel like life had defeated him, Ali began his comedy career in the most unlikely of places. Surrounded by so many unhappy and miserable people behind the dreary walls of incarceration, he became a man with a zealous mission to become a professional humorist.
Ali decided to take a chance at trying to cheer-up these individuals by filling their lives with laughter. Through comedy, Ali saw a way to deal with his own situation and inspire others to become more optimistic despite their circumstances. According to Ali, “Therapy is comedy, comedy is laughter, and laughter is happiness.”
After discovering his calling, Ali sought ways to showcase his newfound talent. During this time, he caught the attention of the owner of Jus’ Joking Comedy Café, in Houston, Texas. There, he emerged as a weekly featured stand-up comic. This opportunity allowed him to perfect his comedic storytelling skills, brand his name and catch the interest of some of the most talented comedians in the industry.
Since his days at Jus’ Joking, Ali has built an impressive resume in a short period of time. To date, Ali has toured and worked with some of the industry’s most notable talent, including D.L. Hughley, Katt Williams, J. Anthony Brown, Bruce Bruce and Mike Epps, among others. He has also been featured on BET’s Comic View (four consecutive seasons), the All-Star Comedy Jam with Rickey Smiley, Arnez J and Earthquake, Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes? and D.L. Hughley’s Unapologetic Tour. Most recently, he appeared as a finalist on NBC Universal’s Stand Up for Diversity and was featured on the 2008 season finale of HBO’s Def Comedy Jam and BET’s One Mic Stand.
In addition to commanding attention on stages across the U.S., Ali has taken his talent abroad. He has performed at the Bloomsburg Theatre London Raw Show and the USO Tour in South Korea and Japan. Additionally, Ali has hosted and performed at several college campuses, participated in numerous celebrity events and has hosted his own radio show, “Tuesdays with Ali” on KBXX 97.9 The Box.
Look for Ali to continue to thrive in the industry and open doors for other comedians coming after him. In his quest for success, Ali is determined not to stop until he is on top.
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