First and foremost, Usama Siddiquee (formerly known by his stage name “Usama Bin Laughin”) is completely comfortable with writing about himself in third person. His absolute ease should already be impressing you by now.
Usama Siddiquee is a Bengali-American comedian and actor based in New York. He’s the kind of comic you want to follow right now, so you can totally gloat to your friends about how you were totally into him before he got huge. And then they’ll get really jealous of your impeccable foresight and superior taste.
His act is an energetic (bordering on frenetic) and intelligent (bordering on genius) romp through his own life experiences. Family! Friends! Sex! Religion! Sex with religious friends! It’s all there, and Usama slings jokes on these topics and more with quick intensity and rapid-fire charisma.
Lenny Marcus (www.LennyMarcus.com) has been a stand-up comedian performing at all the major comedy clubs in New York City for over twenty years. He has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman three times to amazing reviews. He has also performed stand-up on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, NBC’s Friday Nite, and NBC’s Comedy Showcase with Louie Anderson.
He has performed at both the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada three times, HBO’s US Comedy Arts festival, in Aspen Colorado and The Great American Comedy Festival.
Whether it’s an episode FX’s Louie, with Louie CK, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, or MSG’s The Bracket, joking about New York sports, Lenny appears in a variety of roles on your television schedule. He has appeared on TruTV’s World’s Dumbest series, making fun of criminals. You may also have seen him in commercials for the MTV Video Movie Awards, Wendy’s and Marriott or heard some of his radio characters in commercials for Southwestern Bell Telephone or Priceline.com.
A Condom Moment, Lenny’s debut as a film writer/director, has been shown at the PSNBC short film festival. He is currently the creator/co-star of the online web series Superstar Talent (WWW.SUPERSTARTALENTAGENCY.COM).
Lenny wrote an online show for comedy Central entitled, “Crash Course in Comedy”, and has written for national publications such as UsWeekly and Life and Style magazine. He has also been a contributing writer for DailyComedy.com.
Recently he has starred in original short films, “Water Balloon” and “The Unimportance of Being Earnest”.
Lenny has three comedy CDs, “You’re Getting a Zero” and “Idiots, Toasters, Meredith – and other things hazardous to your health” and his latest entitled “Vegan Cupcakes”.