2019 | Hulu, A24 Television
Described as the first Muslim American sitcom, Ramy broke barriers and taboos on television—and in the mosque—when the half-hour comedy series debuted on Hulu. The semi-autobiographical show starring comedian Ramy Youssef follows an Arab American millennial in suburban New Jersey as he grapples with how to be a good Muslim in the Tinder era. When he isn’t busy hooking up with women he meets at parties or at the Islamic center, the 28-year-old is trying to forge his own identity as the first-generation offspring of Egyptian immigrants. If only he could get out of bed before noon. The groundbreaking first season, which traces its origins to Youssef’s stand-up routine, also stars Hiam Abbass, Amr Waked, Laith Nakli, Mo Amer, and May Calamawy. For its masterful weaponization of the tension between faith and secularism, East and West, and men and women, Ramy is honored with a Peabody.
Creators: Ramy Youssef & Ari Katcher & Ryan Welch. Showrunner: Bridget Bedard. Executive Producers: Ramy Youssef, Jerrod Carmichael, Ravi Nandan, Bridget Bedard, Ari Katcher, Ryan Welch. Co-Executive Producers: Hallie Sekoff, Cherien Dabis, Christopher Storer, Jehane Noujaim, Karim Amer, Nick Jones. Producers: Inman Young, Jeanie Igoe, Tyson Bidner. Directors: Harry Bradbeer, Cherien Dabis, Jehane Noujaim, Christopher Storer, Ramy Youssef. Writers: Minhal Baig, Bridget Bedard, Sahar Jahani, Ari Katcher, Ryan Welch, Leah Nanako Winkler, Ramy Youssef. Editors: Jeremy Edwards, Jennifer Lee, Joanna Naugle, Veronica Rutledge. Talent: Ramy Youssef, Mohammed Amer, Hiam Abbass, Amr Waked, May Calamawy, David Merheje, Laith Nakli, Steve Way. Casting: Allison Estrin, Henry Russell Bergstein, Rosalie Joseph. Cinematography: Ashley Connor, Adrian Peng Correia. Music: Dan Romer, Mike Tuccillo.