The funny, complicated, ordinary Muslims of ‘Ramy’

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The funny, complicated, ordinary Muslims of ‘Ramy’

It’s way up there on the list of the best TV shows of 2019 so far and won the 2019 SXSW Audience Award

Kevin Kriedemann

Ramy Hassan (stand-up comedian Ramy Youssef) is a first generation Egyptian-American in politically-divided New Jersey, where he’s caught between a Muslim community that thinks life is a moral test and a millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences. 

Ramy won the audience award at this year’s SXSW and has a 97% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with The New York Times hailing it as “a quietly revolutionary comedy”, Entertainment Weekly praising it as “generous, profound … a must-see new sitcom”, and Wired celebrating it as “an essential voice for millennial TV”. 

Writer-director-executive producer and lead actor Ramy Youssef talks about the groundbreaking show: ..

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