Ali Siddiq is a stand-up comedian, public speaker, and writer out of Houston. His unique style of stand up began behind the walls of incarceration, an incubator for interesting experiences and good stories. People received their first taste of Ali Siddiq when he appeared on HBO's "Def Comedy Jam" and "Live from Gotham" and in 2013 he was named Comedy Central's "#1 Comic to Watch." Ali recently impressed comedy enthusiasts by displaying his ability to captivate an audience with his "Mexican Got Boots On" tale, a descriptive storytelling of a prison riot on Ari Shaffir's "This is Not Happening."
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Comedy fans from across the country have selected rising star Ali Siddiq as the Grand Prize winner of Comedy Central’s ”Up Next” A CC: Certified Talent Search
Comedy Central’s “Up Next” A CC: Certified Talent Search scours the country seeking out the best and brightest up and coming stand-ups with aspiring comedians performing at participating Comedy Central Certified Clubs. Over 300 stand-ups began the competition performing in preliminary local showcases at 27 CC: Certified Clubs.
Ali Siddiq’s journey through the “Up Next” talent search began with a performance in a preliminary local showcase at the Houston Improv in September after which he was selected to move on to perform at a semi-final showcase at the Chicago Improv in October. From there, Siddiq performed at the “Comics to Watch” showcase at the legendary Carolines on Broadway.
Siddiq is a Houston native and has appeared on the season finale of HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, BET’s One Mic Stand and Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes on TV One. Adding to the stand-up performances, Siddiq has also lent his voice and perspective on TV One’s Washington Watch with host Roland Martin.
“Comics to Watch” is a show held annually by Comedy Central and The New York Comedy Festival at Caroline’s on Broadway which features a wide range of diversely talented young comedians. It was created to launch the careers of the next generation of comedians by putting them in front of industry executives and comedy fans.