Educated and Funny? Fahim Anwar is a Double Threat!
By Abdul Basit Hashmi @basithashmi
Standupworld.com Staff Writer
Seattle, Washington is known as the birthplace of grunge rock and of course where one of the most recognized coffee chains began its quest for world domination. Those things are great in their own history-defining ways, but something less known about Seattle is it’s also the birthplace of one of the most dynamic new comedians one the stand-up scene; Fahim Anwar.
This guy likes to keep the details of his life more on the down-low, but we do know that he started working on his act as early as when he was in high school. Yet he didn’t throw caution to the wind and go balls to the walls after first entering the game, he took a road less traveled for someone who knew what he loved doing so young. He went on to college and earned his BSME in mechanical engineering.
Kind of a twist, right? It’s not like math and science and all that book nerd kind of stuff is the first thing you associate with being funny? Sure, I’ve met a few teachers in those areas who think they’re funny, but instead, inspire crippling cringe.
Once he escaped college, Fahim wound up sharing that it was his parents that had cautioned him against throwing his life away by pursuing his comedy career. Well, they’re probably feeling pretty stupid about trying to turn him away from that path now.
Fahim thrilled and captivated audiences with his breakthrough special, “There’s No Business Like Show Business” and enjoyed notoriety when The New York Times claimed him to be a “Most Promising Future Star.”
From there, he went on to appear on Conan as well as Late Night with Seth Meyers. Several stand-up performances and special appearances later, Fahim had shown the entertainment world (and his parents) that he’s far more than a one-trick pony.
Checking out Fahim’s filmography and his other credits that name him as writer, producer, and director is enough to humble the rest of us average folks. Some of the more notable credits Fahim has had as an actor include Drunk History, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Neighbors, Rizzoli and Isles, Family Practice, Californication, Lie to Me, and many more.
As a writer, Fahim’s signature ability to take the most mundane things and situations and give them a twist of the hilariously absurd shines in some impressive authorial credits. The list includes the likes of his newest special Hat Trick, Goatface, United States of AI, Fahim Anwar: There’s No Business Like Show Business, and more.
Check out HAT TRICK. Up now on GOOGLE.
What can you expect when you see Fahim Anwar, the comedian? Pretty much anything that he finds funny. He tackles family dynamics, eating out, community service, superheroes, terrorists, tinder and tons more. Still not sure he’s worth the hype? Take a look at his YouTube channel, it’s loaded with shorts and full sets.
If you’re looking for some of his work outside of the obvious, Fahim Anwar has been on the Seth Rogan Experience Podcast and Marc Maron’s WTF. And if you’re still not sold on anything so far, Fahim has his own podcast to check out. It’s called the Fahim Anwar Dance Hour. Listeners can expect to find a ton of original content with titles like Groovy Dude, Crypto Boyz, Sup Babes, and so many more unique episodes.
In my opinion it takes a pretty brave stand-up comedian to take on an impression of Jerry Seinfeld and Ray Romano. Anybody with the balls to step up to that plate deserves to be checked out.
Head on over to any of Fahim Anwar’s platforms and give his work a shot. If you don’t know where to start, head to Google, paste in his name, and click anywhere. Once you do, you’re going to want to thank me. No need. You’re welcome.
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