Determination to succeed best describes Ali's rising
star into comedy. Refusing to feel life had defeated
him, Ali began his comedy career in the penitentiary.
He emerged from the dreary walls of incarceration
as a man with a zealous mission, to become a professional
humorist. After living on the streets of Houston,
Texas for several years, Ali's hard work and dedication
resulted in his swift and steady rise in the comedy
Surrounded by so many unhappy and miserable people,
Ali decided to take a chance at trying to cheer-up
these individuals by filling their lives with laughter.
"To me therapy is comedy, comedy is laughter,
and laughter is happiness." Ali saw a way to
deal with his own situation, as well as an avenue
for easing the dreariness of others in the same
In his new life, Ali quickly took advantage of the
opportunities given to him by the owner of the Jus'
Joking Comedy Café, in Houston, Texas. There
he emerged as a weekly featured stand-up. Honing
his comedic storytelling skills, building his name
and quickly catching the interest of some of the
most talented comedians in the industry. Ali's off
brand style of humor tickled the funny bone of audiences
at every show.
Building an impressive
resume in a short period of time, Ali has hosted
and performed at several college campuses, participated
in numerous celebrity events and briefly hosted
his own radio show, "Tuesdays with Ali",
on KBXX 97.9 the Box. Some of Ali's comedy mentors
include, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Red Fox,
Steve Martin, Martin Lawrence, Damon Wayans, Mike
Epps, Corey Holcombe and Dominique.
Ali hopes to thrive in the industry and open doors
for other comedians coming after him. Look for
Ali to continue climbing the ladder of success
determined not to stop until he is on top. "Comedy
has provided me with an opportunity to reach out
to others and spread joy. When I make people laugh
and smile, I've served my purpose".