Dave Chappelle Helps Muslim Comics "Blow Up"
The flick will focus on three of America's top Muslim comics, Preacher Moss, Azhar Usman and Mohammed Amer, as they give light hearted live stand-up performances addressing negative stereotypes about the Muslim religion and culture in a post-9/11 world.
"Allah Made Me Funny is one of the funniest and most important comedy shows in America today," Chappelle, who converted to Islam several years ago, said via a statement. "These guys are pioneers in the world of Muslim comedy and I am proud to be attached to this project."
The film, which will also include stylized documentary elements, will be shot at the Heritage Forum in Anaheim, California on August 24 and August 25. A soundtrack based on the film is also under development and will boast music from several different genres including jazz, hip-hop and R&B.
In related news, Dave Chappelle was recently hospitalized for exhaustion.
Chappelle's publicist, Carla Sims, revealed to the Associated Press that the 33-year-old comedian checked into an emergency room on Saturday, July 14, only to be released a few hours later. Sims assured fans the controversial comedian was "fine."