Who is Ali Siddiq?
Ali Siddiq is a stand-up comedian, public speaker, and writer based in Houston, Texas. He was born in the United States in 1973.
He was given the title of “#1Comic to Watch” by Comedy Central in 2013. In 2019, he competed in the final round of the comedy competition show Bring the Funny, which was broadcast on NBC.
Siddiq was born and raised in Houston. Ali and his siblings were raised by their single mother after his parents divorced, spending some time in the province. Along with his siblings, he later moved in with other family members.
Ali Siddiq began dealing drugs at the age of 14 and was arrested for cocaine trafficking when he was 19. In the Ruben M. Torres Unit in Hondo, Texas, he served six years of a fifteen-year sentence.
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He learned how to make people laugh while he was imprisoned and while telling jokes to other inmates. He was employed by the prison laundry, where his coworkers served as his captive audience.
Age and Birthday
Ali Siddiq was born in the United States in 1973. He is currently 50 years old.
There are no information about his personal life.
Ali Siddiq’s net worth is estimated to be around $1.5 million. His main source of income is his stand-up comedy business.
Siddiq’s stand-up comedy is more narrative in nature than the more common setup/punch-line style. Siddiq’s sets include personal stories as well as observations on current events, race, and politics.
Ali made his first television appearance on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam in 2008. In 2012, he appeared on BET’s Comic View and at Montreal’s Just for Laughs comedy festival. He was named Comedy Central’s “#1 Comic to Watch” in 2013.
In 2015, he appeared on the Comedy Central web and television series This is Not Happening, where he told the story of a prison riot during which he learned the meaning of the phrase “Mexican got on boots!” This story’s video has received 12 million views on YouTube. That same year, Siddiq appeared on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live (filmed at the Gotham Comedy Club). He debuted his first half-hour special on Comedy Central in 2016.
He began filming his one-hour special Ali Siddiq: It’s Bigger Than These Bars in 2017 at the Bell County Jail in Belton, Texas. Siddiq can be seen performing in front of a group of inmates, interspersed with scenes of him sitting down with smaller groups of incarcerated men and women in their cells, as well as with prison administrators, in a 2018 Comedy Central special.
Ali Siddiq appeared on D.L. Hughley’s late-night talk show The D.L. Hughley Show, the Comedy Central series This Week at the Comedy Cellar, and was a finalist on the NBC comedy competition series Bring the Funny in 2019.
Siddiq has five comedy albums to his credit: Talking Loud Saying Something (Live at the Improv) in 2010, Enjoy Your Life and Freedom of Speech in 2013, Damaged Goods in 2016, and The Prison Manual in 2019.
Ali later joined the Funky Larry Jones afternoon drive show on KMJQ (102.1 FM) in Houston in January 2021.