Comedy Night 2017


Al-Madinah Cultural Center presents to you our annual Comedy Night. We are excited to announce our headliner for the night will be the Daily Show Correspondent, Hasan Minhaj, with opening acts from Aman Ali and Daina Ali. Our event this year will be taking place at Northrop on the Carlson Family Stage on Sunday, April 2nd from 6 – 10 pm. It is our great honor to be able to bring you an amazing show. Enjoy a night full of laughs with great comedians and even better company.

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The Comedians

daina-ali-headshotDaina Ali
Daina is a comedian and a storyteller from Minneapolis. She was born in Somalia and immigrated to Minnesota as a kid- considering herself to be a third culture adult. This has allowed her to develop an awareness of the world around her, and to create comedy that has multi-level, multi-cultural appeal.

amanmiccolor1Aman Ali
Aman is an award winning storyteller in New York City and one of the most engaging social media personalities in the Muslim community today. His passionate and animated tales he regularly posts to Facebook continue to go viral by the thousands daily. He is also one of the only young American Muslims in the public spotlight today. He’s made appearances on dozens of media outlets such as the New York Times, BuzzFeed, CNN, NBC News, HBO, BBC, and NPR to talkabout the shenanigans of being an awkward brown kid from Ohio. He was recently named by YouTube as a “Content Creator to Watch” for his channel “Homegrown Homies,” a storytelling channel about the Muslim community. He is currently the co-director of the documentary “Two Gods” about a group of Muslim morticians trying to stop gang violence in Newark, New Jersey. The film was featured at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and continues to garner buzz in the industry.

Hasan Minhaj
Hasan is a comedian, actor, and writer in New York. He is a correspondent on the Emmy and Peabody award-winning program ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’. His critically acclaimed one man show “Homecoming King” recently returned Off-Broadway after a sold-out run in 2015. A 2014 Just For Laughs ‘New Face’, he was selected by the Sundance Institute to develop his solo show and feature film at the prestigious New Frontier Storytelling Lab. A featured storyteller for The Moth his work has garnered acclaim in film, web, and television. He hosted the documentary special ‘Stand Up Planet’ produced by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. His viral web series ‘The Truth with Hasan Minhaj’ has been featured in countless publications including The Huffington Post, Gawker, and New York Times. He has been seen on a variety of other television programs including Arrested Development on Netflix, HBO’s Getting On, and @Midnight on Comedy Central.



Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online here. Tickets sales are as follows:
– UofM Students: $10
– Non UofM Students: $15
– Non Students: $20
– At the door: $25


Northrop Memorial Auditorium,
84 Church St SE,
Minneapolis, MN 55455



– Church Street Garage (Pre-paid parking available with ticket purchase)
– Nolte Center Garage (Pre-paid parking available with ticket purchase)
– East River Road Garage
– East River Flats
– University Avenue Parking Ramp
– Maroon Lot