Comedian Moss looks to bring laughs, cultural understanding Feb. 6
Comedian and writer Preacher Moss will present his “End of Racism" comedy tour at 7 p.m. Feb. 6, in the auditorium of Penn State Beaver's Student Union Building. The event is free and open to the public.
Bryant Reginald Moss earned the nickname “Preacher” because of his imitations of the pastor at his family’s church. Raised as a Christian in a Maryland suburb, he attended a local military academy and converted to Islam at age 20.
Moss was the opening act and a writer for comedian Darrell Hammond, a regular on “Saturday Night Live.” He continued to work in Los Angeles as a writer for other comedians, including Damon Wayans and George Lopez, and toured with comedian Dave Chappelle.
In addition, he and several other comedians developed the "Allah Made Me Funny" tour, which they performed throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Europe, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East.
Moss’ use of respectful humor leads the audience to think seriously about poverty, racism, multiculturalism, civil rights and critical race theory, and has been hailed as a comedic and social tour de force. At the age of 45, Moss is one of today’s most sought after college performers.
Moss has performed at the Global Peace and Unity Event in the ExCeL Exhibition Centre in London and for the Oklahoma Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. He can be seen in an upcoming documentary “The Muslims Are Coming!,” which features a group of Muslim-American comedians touring the United States in an effort to combat misrepresentations of Islam.
The show is sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, contact Robin Schreck, coordinator of student activities and residence life, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-773-3947.