Comedy is used therapeutically for many and as a way to connect people through the power of laughter.
Believing in the power of laughter, the seventh edition of the Super Muslim Comedy Tour is set to return to the UK on October 21.
The tour will include live performances in 10 cities across the UK. The cities include London, Manchester, Birmingham, and Glasgow, until October 30.
This year’s event, which received a prize at the 2022 British Muslim Awards, is organized by Penny Appeal humanitarian charity.
The proceeds of the tour will benefit people who have lost their livelihoods due to the recent Pakistan floods.
“The line-up of comedy styles and unique voices is guaranteed to bring laughter all night,” Penny Appeal said, Arab News reported.
“Acts range from Fathiya Saleh — a Londoner with Yemeni-Somali roots — to Atheer Yacoub, a Palestinian-American comedienne hailing from Alabama who has a half-hour special on Comedy Central Arabia, has been featured on AXSTV’s Gotham Comedy Live, (and) has also written for the Emmy award-winning channel BRIC TV on The Breakdown and Passport Control.”
The tour’s co-founder, Yousaf Razaq, said the event is “a piece of entertainment that has filled a void and caters for the three million Muslims that are in the UK.
“It’s an environment where you can take a 5-year-old, you can take a 95-year-old, you can take your mum, your sister, your daughter, your auntie, go and have some fun as a family and literally just have a belly of laughs and in the process give money to charity,” he said.
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Fathiya Saleh, Abdullah Afzal, Azeem Muhammad, Preacher Moss, Muhsin Yesilada, Farhan Solo, Atheer Yacoub, Salman Malik, and Prince Abdi are taking part in the tour this year.
Azeem Muhammad, will fly from the US to take part in the tour. He will share his experience as a Muslim man in America, and open up about his conversion to Islam.