Coming up on this season of The Half Hour from Comedy Central, Ahmed Bharoocha talks about his fear of cats – including yours.
Ahmed Bharoocha was born into a Irish Catholic/Pakistani Muslim household. He discovered his passion for entertaining at a young age making home movies with his older sister and his best friend. During college Bharoocha got a job as a dishwasher at a comedy club in RI. He eventually made the move from dishwasher to the stage and hasn’t washed a dish since. He quickly made a name for himself and has become a favorite in the Boston Comedy scene and became Comic in Residence at the Comedy Studio in Cambridge. In 2009 Ahmed was selected by Eddie Brill to perform in the Great American Comedy Festival honoring, and selected to perform in the Boston Comedy Festival and the Seattle Comedy Festival. In 2010 he won the Magners Comedy Festival. In 2005 Ahmed traveled with his older sister Maureen Bharoocha to Pakistan and filmed Abajee. Abajee has gone on to win several awards in film festivals all over the world, such as Best Actor in the Jordan Film Festival. Bharoocha is also a co-founding member of the online sketch group Uncle Mustache.
His other credits include an appearance on Conan, Dead Kevin, Take My Wife, and the upcoming comedy Dream Corp LLC alongside Stephen Merchant.