I first encountered Ramsey at an open mic at a grocery store. As weird as that may sound if you don't do comedy to those of us that perform every night it makes perfect sense. I could tell immediately that I was watching a unique voice in the LA comedy scene. Most of the time when I listen to comedy, and I do it for a living, I get bored with what I hear. Many comedians have the same take on the same topics and it gets tiresome. Then someone comes along and you see the art of comedy in a new light.
Ramsey is one of those comedians. His effortless comfort on the stage is apparent from the moment he takes the stage. It's almost as if he was born on a stage, that isn't easy to appear comfortable on stage. The number one fear for the average person is to speak in front a crowd, every now and then you find someone that is at home in front of people.
Ramsey is Muslim and it is a topic he freely discusses in his act, I've heard many of the more famous comedians of Muslim descent over the years and most of the time their take has become standard. After awhile what once was groundbreaking has become blase and predictable. Ramsey has a completely different take and instead of talking about being Muslim in generalities he takes a more personal take. His story will never be confused with the comedians that have come before him. Just like each new generation of American distances themselves with what came before, he tackles topics like dating, losing his keys, and being Muslim but not in a typical way.
If you get a chance to see this comedian live, he plays all over LA, I wouldn't miss his act. You'll never know what you might hear, the only thing you can be sure of is that it will be hilarious.