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illarious Comedy Benefit Tour - Houston


illarious Comedy Benefit Tour - Houston

We teamed up with our favorite charity and some of the funniest comics in our space for a national tour to fight poverty! Penny Appeal USA and illMuslims present: illarious Comedy Benefit Tour.

100% of proceeds go directly to Penny Appeal USA to support programs like OrphanKind.


4pm SHARP - Sunday, March 10th

Matchbox 4 - MATCH (Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston)


Azhar Usman

Danish Maqbool

Amir K.

Atheer Yacoub

and special guests


Online Early Discount: $25 (Limited Quantity)

Regular: $35

Limited Seating - Book your tickets now!


Family Friendly - ALL AGES

100% of proceeds donated to Penny Appeal USA

Penny Appeal USA is a nonprofit development organization working to alleviate poverty through sustainable programs. Their mission is to bring about an equitable world by tackling the root causes of poverty, while bridging the gap between funders and poor communities in order to work together on long-term solutions that can help end intergenerational poverty.

“illarious” captures the sentiment and experience of communities targeted by the anti-immigrant / ‘anti-other’ climate in our country today. The tour features material that cheekily explore the themes of ‘being misunderstood’, ‘being unwanted’, and the thought-provoking juxtaposition of being Muslim in America.

Featuring an assortment of well known special guests, ‘illarious’’ is a family-friendly engagement for all ages bound to leave you laughing, thinking, and exploring what it means to be ourselves in the world.


Azhar Usman:

- Writer for Hasan Minhaj’s historic speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner

- Recurring role in Amazon Studios’ critically-acclaimed original series ‘Patriot’ (2 Seasons).

- Featured in Just For Laughs festival in Montreal

- Previously toured with Dave Chappelle, Hannibal Buress, and Hasan Minhaj.

- Consultant and/or Producer for The Boundary (HBO); Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King (Netflix); Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado (Netflix); Mo Amer: The Vagabond (Netflix); and Ramy (Hulu—2019).

- Paid regular at the Comedy Cellar in New York City

Danish Maqbool:

- Featured in Forbes

- Featured in Wall Street Journal

- Previously on-air personality and spokesperson for Major League Gaming

- Co-host for Da Boyz Podcast

- Featured in Memphis Comedy Festival, Blue Whale Comedy Festival, and DesiFest

- 4 National College Tours

- Regular Host at Stress Factory Comedy Club (NJ)

Amir K:

- Stars in the primetime CW reboot of MADtv

- NBC’s Last Comic Standing

- Won a SAG award for his role in the Oscar-winning film Argo

- Starred in The FOX feature film The Pyramid opposite Denis O'Hare and Ashley Grace

Atheer Yacoub:

- Gotham Comedy Live

- Comedy Central Arabia

- Writer on The Breakdown with Mehdi Barakchian and Passport Control with Mehdi Barakchian

- Co-host for The No Fly List Podcast

- Featured in the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, Toronto's SheDot Festival, The New York Arab American Comedy Festival, The Big Brown Comedy Hour, and 1001 Laughs Dearborn Comedy Festival.

In aid of Penny Appeal USA's OrphanKind

OrphanKind is designed to help transform the lives of disadvantaged orphan children, offering them a better future in a secure family setting. Each of the homes in our OrphanKind village houses 10 orphan children and together with a trained foster mother, they form a family. The community is designed to provide for the complete nurturing of each child through education, access to quality healthcare, and the love of a foster mother to tend to their emotional and psychological needs.


Other Tour Dates:

March 09 – Los Angeles

March 10 – Houston

April 05 – New Jersey

More Cities TBA

Map MATCH - Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, 3400 Main street, Houston, United States
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