I have a Muslim dad; a Jewish mom and I grew up in a Mexican neighborhood.

Semco Salehi- I Am An AngelenoHey my name is Tamer Kattan. I met Semco outside Comedy Store in Hollywood, which is weird because this is the town I grew up in. Most of the comics that are here come here from other cities and other places but I’ve grown up in Hollywood. But I think you talked to me because I’m kind of a weird comic right? Like, my background is unusual. I have a Muslim dad; a Jewish mom and I grew up in a Mexican neighborhood. So, I’m like super ethnic I guess you could call it, but also I think along the lines of what’s going on in American politics today, because of that I don’t have the luxury of being a racist, I don’t have the luxury of saying, ‘All these people are right, and all these people are wrong.” I can’t do that because there are people in my family that are Muslims, there are people in my family that are Jews, there are people in my family that are Christians, so I’ve always been a person that’s been like “Okay, let’s find out the truth,” instead of what side to take. So I’m glad you spoke to me. I’m glad you helped me promote myself. My comedy is about…um, UNITED – that’s the fucking word! Everyone talks about freedom in America but that word’s overrated, it’s not freedom, it’s united, and that’s what makes America special. And that’s what I try to put out in my comedy because let’s stop fighting each other and let’s start worrying about other things.

How can people find you and your comedy?

TamerKattan.com is the best place. Also, I’m all over social media and my first name is like T-A-M-E-R and my last name is K-A-T-T-A-N and I’m all over social media and I’m on the road a lot so I play in Europe quite a bit and all over the States.

You know that I’m from Toronto, so you’ve got to come visit Toronto!

Absolutely. I can’t wait to be back in Canada. I love Canada!

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