8: Ramy on Immigration, Comedy, and the Entertainment Industry

Welcome to Episode 8 of The Madhappy Podcast.  Today we welcome Ramy Youssef, known for his award-winning show, Ramy, onto the show to learn more about his childhood and career experiences as a Muslim-American.  Ramy starts off by speaking about his upbringing and childhood as he navigated environments and circles that were fully not his own in New York City and New Jersey (07:38).  We move into a discussion about stand-up and comedy and how Ramy’s comedic approach was influenced by his father, grandfather, and family (09:18). Ramy shares about his first mental health experiences (16:32), Peiman talks about his experience being an immigrant child (18:54), and Mason opens up about why he started therapy at age 7 (20:34).  Ramy shares how he works to add both subtle and explicit mental health conversations to his show (22:45).  Mason brings up the problems that come with comparison and we get into a conversation about faith and groupthink (38:47) before we finish up hearing about what is next from both Ramy, the person, and Ramy, the show and listening to his advice to our audience (51:24).  We talk about some serious topics on this show. We are not professionals and are not giving advice. If you or someone you know needs help, please text start to 741741 and for additional resources please visit LocalOptimist.com/Get-Help The Madhappy Podcast is for informational and entertainment purposes only and is not a replacement for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.  Follow us: @Madhappy | @LocalOptimist Visit us: Madhappy.com | LocalOptimist.com

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