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Ahmed Ahmed: Ahmed Ahmed - Born in Helwan, Egypt June 27th, 1970. Parents immigrated to the US when he was one month old and grew up in Riverside, CA. Moved to Hollywood when he was 19 years old to pursue a career as an actor and stand up comedian. Attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts for one year and studied with various acting coaches such as Cliff Osmond, Ivana Chubbuck and Sandy Marshall. Seen in such films and television shows as Iron Man, You Don't Mess With The Zohan, Swingers, Tracey Takes On, Roseanne, JAG, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn on Comedy Central and MTV's PUNK'D. Also appeared on CNN, The View, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and NPR. Was featured on the front page of The Wall Street Journal in December of 2001 and featured in Newsweek Magazine. Will be seen in the upcoming ONION MOVIE for FOX Searchlight. Currently can be seen on the Fahrenheit 9/11 DVD bonus track performing stand up comedy. A paid regular performer at The World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood and tours all across America and Europe. Winner of the first annual Richard Pryor Award for ethnic comedy at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in Scotland summer of 2004. Wrote an original screenplay titled "The Pilgrimage" based on his Hajj (Pilgrimage to Mecca). He also co-wrote the script "Google Me" with comedian Erik Griffin.
Dillon Garcia: 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.