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Ramy Youssef

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Ramy Youssef headshot wearing a red cap backwardsRamy Youssef is an Egyptian-American comedian, actor and director.  Youssef most recently won a Golden Globe Award on behalf of his Hulu show “Ramy” in the category of ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy.’ “Ramy” was also nominated for a Gotham Award for ‘Best Breakthrough Series – Short Format.’ Additionally, Youssef was nominated for a Writers Guild Award in the category of ‘Comedy/Variety Specials’ on behalf of his one-hour comedy special “Ramy Youssef: Feelings.”

Youssef recently signed an overall deal with A24 and is working on creating and developing projects with Apple and Netflix. The first show for Apple will star “Ramy’s” series regular Stephen Way in a story illustrating the perspective and experience of a disabled person and their family in a real way. Youssef will executive produce both this series and an untitled show currently in production with Netflix.

Youssef created, produced and stars in the hit show “Ramy,” which is inspired by his own experiences. “Ramy” centers around a first-generation Egyptian-American Muslim on a spiritual journey in his politically divided New Jersey neighborhood. “Ramy” Season 2 is due to premiere on May 29, 2020. Ramy’s one-hour comedy special “Ramy Youssef: Feelings,” produced by A24 and Jerrod Carmichael, premiered on HBO last Summer.

Other television credits include “Mr. Robot,” “See Dad Run,” “Money From Strangers,” “TeenNick Halo Awards,” Comedy Central’s “Colossal Clusterfest” and “Travel Ban.” Ramy also starred in “Living The Dream,” “On the Loose,” and “Above Average Presents,” “One Crazy Cruise,” “Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street,” “Why Him?” and “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Gar on Foot.”

Ramy went to Rutgers University in New Jersey.

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Eric Ascher

Eric Ascher is the Communications Associate for RespectAbility. He is responsible for supporting RespectAbility’s Vice President, Communications in developing and implementing advocacy efforts and communications of various types. Ascher manages RespectAbility’s social media channels, website and emails; organizes and develops webinars; and supervises Communications Fellows.

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