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An Egyptian-Born Comic Joked About Race. Someone in the Crowd Called the Police.

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>The comedian Ahmed Ahmed poked fun at negative stereotypes of Middle Eastern people. An audience member lodged an anonymous complaint.

>The comedian Ahmed Ahmed was performing in Naples, Fla., last weekend when he poked fun at negative stereotypes about Middle Eastern people.

>“Clap if you’re from the Middle East,” Mr. Ahmed said. “All right. We got a handful of us in here, nice. But, hey, it only takes one of us …”

>He waited a beat, as the audience roared, “… to tell the joke,” he finished.

>One man in the crowd apparently took Mr. Ahmed’s set more seriously, calling the local sheriff’s department the next day to lodge an anonymous complaint that the comedian had seemed to support terrorism.

>Deputies arrived at the club that day and talked to Mr. Ahmed, quickly realizing that the complaint was without merit.

- https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/16/us/ahmed-ahmed-jokes-comedy.html

Funnier than any of his jokes.