Egyptian-American Ahmed Ahmed is an actor, comedian, producer, director and the best ambassador of comedy you’ll ever meet! Ahmed joins Steve Byrne, Owen Benjamin and Roy Wood Jr. as the Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour comes to Zanies on Thursday, May 15th. He will also host all shows at Zanies throughout the festival.
Ahmed is a regular on the TBS hit comedy show Sullivan and Son. He recently directed, co-produced and appears in Just Like Us, a documentary that follows a group of critically acclaimed, international stand-up comedians as they perform throughout the Middle East in an effort to break down barriers and encourage cross-cultural dialogue. Ahmed has appeared in films including Iron Man; Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show - 30 Days & 30 Nights, Hollywood to the Heartland; You Don't Mess With The Zohan; and Swingers; and on television in Tracey Takes On; Roseanne; JAG; Comedy Central's Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn; and MTV's PUNK'D. He co-founded and performed in Comedy Central’s global Axis of Evil Tour. He can be seen this summer in Danny Green’s musical film Revival! Ahmed was the winner of the first annual Richard Pryor Award for ethnic comedy at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in Scotland.
Dillon Garcia was born into a one-parent household in Whittier, California where he was inspired by superb comics to initiate and develop his own comedy career. Dillon started his professional comedy career at age 16 when he was offered an opportunity by Richard Villa to take the stage, and dish out laughs, using his microphone and his wits.
Dillon's successful stand-up routines have brought him to open for many renowned comics including, but not limited to, Nick Swardson, Dave Chappelle and Gabriel Iglesias (his comedic idol). Dillon has also performed throughout the country and has been credited by American Latino Television, Google TV and MTV. Dillon was the youngest comedian to appear on Comedy Central when he was featured on "Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution” series in 2011.
Despite Dillon's early accomplishments, he realizes and accepts that he has much more to learn. As he molds his comedic style and polishes his gift of improvisation, Dillon's material is supported by life lessons with a satirical and sarcastic twist. However most of his material is primarily based on throwing himself in the spotlight and poking fun at himself. Dillon is currently performing at comedy clubs across the country.
Skyler Stone is an actor, producer, comedian and writer from Kalamazoo, Michigan. He has been on The Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, and Comedy Central's Premium Blend. He has headlined in over 40 cities and 5 different countries and has opened for Jay Mohr, Damon Wayans, Christopher Titus, Dane Cookand Dave Attell. He had his own show on Comedy Central when he was only 25 years old called CON that he wrote, executive produced, and starred in. The show has found a cult following online and bootlegs of it are distributed frequently. In 2007, Skyler wrote, executive produced and starred in a prank show called Skyler's Revolution for FOX and in the same year he was nominated for an MTV Movie Award for Best Short Film for a short that he directed. With producer Michael Abbott he made a video that went extremely viral called Hands Free Driving about the driving law that went into effect in 2008 in California.
Many top directors have cast Skyler in supporting roles in the last few years (Sir Christopher Guest, the Farrelly Brothers, Michael Bay, and Roger Avary to name a few). He has done guest stars on The Defenders, Rules Of Engagement, The Mentalist, CSI:NY, Dollhouse, Dark Blue, Zeke And Luther, and Lost. He has been the host of two Cartoon Network shows, two MTV shows and hosts his own live comedy show every month in LA at the Hollywood Improv called Skyler Stone & People He Pretends Are His Friends (it is one of their top-selling shows). Most remember him from his role as one of the cooks in the feature Waiting, he played opposite Dane Cook, Ryan Reynolds and Luis Guzman in his kitchen scenes.
Skyler just starred in his first leading role in a film called Housebroken with Danny Devito. He has also just been cast in a hilarious recurring role on Raising Hope for FOX (from My Name Is Earl creator Greg Garcia). It started airing September 21st of 2010 on Fox in the much sought after time-slot after Glee. Skylerstone.com has won several awards for its design and for its innovative use of Skyler's twisted comedy. He is just wrapped filming a lead role for the horror film Hostel: Part III. He has a dog named Sammy that goes with him everywhere.
David Liu was born in California. He has lived in Taiwan, Las Vegas, the Bay Area, San Diego, and apparently Korea according to his mother. He currently resides in Los Angeles, where he is thinking about finishing up his BA in Lit/Writing at the University of California San Diego so he can enter the job market unqualified. He works full-time at the World Famous Comedy Store in West Hollywood, California. He enjoys doodling and shaving the sides of his head in his spare time. He was born Feb 28, 1982. He is not dead yet.