Biography

Ali Ardekani, best known by his stage name Baba Ali, is an Iranian-born American comedian, games developer, businessman and actor. A worker in the IT field by profession in California, Ali founded Ummah Films, a Muslim film company which attempts to provide Halal entertainment to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Ali rose to prominence within the online Muslim community with Ummah Films, which discusses various Islamic topics using humor.

Ali has traveled the world doing stand-up to a wide range of Muslim and non-Muslim audiences. He has traveled to over 30 cities and has performed all over the United States, United Kingdom and Canada, performing for audiences as large as 37,000 and for all ages including youth as young as nine. He has been reviewed in The New York Times, USA Today and Los Angeles Times as well as featuring in seven episodes of DirecTV’s The Fizz News.

His sharp-witted style takes a realistic look at the everyday issues Muslims are confronted with, including being a Muslim teen in America, attending Muslim weddings, and dealing with cultural issues that have impacted Muslims.