Honestly, I wasn't sure who Ramy Youssef was until I saw him on stage accepting a Golden Globe award in January 2020. I wasn't alone, but soon after his speech acknowledging that fact, I binged season one and devoured season two upon release. In this piece for Casting Networks, I cover where Youssef came from and how the talented standup comic and actor ended up creating a show about a first-generation Muslim American millennial that makes for some seriously entertaining and provocative TV.
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