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Egyptian-American comedian Ramy Youssef laughs about 'losing Emmy'

The creator of Hulu's Ramy was nominated for best lead actor in a comedy series at the 72nd Emmy Awards

Ahram Online , Monday 21 Sep 2020
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Egyptian-American comedian Ramy Youssef shared on Monday a short video of his Emmy trophy presenter taking away his un-won Emmy trophy and waving goodbye in a tuxedo hazmat suit.

The creator of Hulu's Ramy was nominated for best lead actor in a comedy series at the 72nd Emmys. The award was finally handed to Eugene Levy of Schitt's Creek that swept the comedy categories.

The virtual Emmys, due to COVID-19 pandemic, has sent each nominee at home a presenter with a trophy that eventually left Ramy after announcing Levy's win but the comedian documented the moment on Twitter stating "when you lose your Emmy."

 

Tackling social, political and religious issues, Ramy revolves around an Egyptian Muslim immigrant family in New Jersey, whereas Ramy who plays himself is a minefield of arguments hidden in hilarious, albeit emotional, situations.

The main +18 plot of this semi-biographical series is written and co-produced by the 29-year-old stand-up comedian as a spin around the journey of an imperfect young Muslim who seeks purification through adhering to his religion's teachings but he keeps failing and causes disappointment for himself and others.

Ramy, that has potential for many other TV Awards, has been renewed in July for a 10-episode third season.

In January, Youssef won the Golden Globe for the best actor in a comedy or musical television series for his role in the first season of Ramy.

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