Ali Siddiq is an American standup comedian, writer, and public speaker. He was born on October 17, 1973, in Houston, Texas, United States. He grew up with his siblings till the age of fourteen; his parents separated in his childhood, and Ali and his siblings lived with his single mother, but after some time, they started living with the rest of the family members. We will discuss his career journey, early life, age, weight, height, net worth, family, children, husband, and more.
Ali started selling drugs when he was 14 due to lacking education, attention, and a circle of band friends. Still, five years later, he was caught by the police when he was 19 years old and sentenced to six years imprisonment for cocaine trafficking. During his imprisonment, he began to tell jokes and mimicries to his fellow inmates to pass the time in prison.
Ali also worked in the prison’s Laundromat and made his prison mates his audience, to whom he showed his comedy prowess; soon, he found his hidden ability to make people laugh. In 1997 he was released from prison on a good note for showing generosity and positive behavior.
Furthermore, Ali is quite personal about his early life, didn’t disclose his educational information, and discussed his parents or siblings on social media. According to his appearance, Ali holds American nationality, belongs to African American ethnicity, and follows the Muslim religion. He is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 74kg.
|Full Name||Ali Siddiq|
|Birthplace||Houston, Texas, USA|
|Profession||Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Musician|
|Height||5 feet 7 inches (1.7m)|
Ali Siddiq began his career in 1997 after being released from prison; he started his career as a standup comedian at “Just Joking Comedy Café” in Houston and performed in local comedy clubs in Texas. He then gradually began to move towards success due to his comedic talent; he became famous because of his unique punch line style as a standup. His jokes include events, personal life, politics, and other current situations.
In 2008, after a lot of struggle and local performances, Ali finally got a chance and made his first appearance in ‘HBO’S Def Comedy Jam program. He then starred in ‘BET’s Comic View’ and ‘Just For Laugh comedy festival in Montreal in 2012.
Ali’s real breakthrough came when he was named “Comic #1 to watch” by comedy central. 2015 Ali starred in Comedy Central’s television series ‘This is not happening’. The show was based on onstage comedians narrating their real-life stories, leaving the audience laughing.
Ali played the role with honesty and told the audience about his life in prison, from where he determined the real meaning of the famous phrase “Mexican Got on Boots” his video reached almost more than 15 million plus hit views on YouTube and made a place in his die hearted fans.
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Gotham Comedy Live
Ali then appeared in the AXS TV program ‘Gotham Comedy Live’ in 2015, based on standup comedians’ live performances in New York City. Ali released his ‘First Half Hour’ show performance on the special occasion of Father’s Day. The program aired on Comedy Central.
After the hit success of First Half Hour, Comedy Central offered Ali ‘an hour special’, he immediately accepted the offer and began production for the show, and went back to that place from where his journey truly started. He happily performed for his prison inmates living in a Bell Country jail in Texas. The hour special ‘It’s Bigger than These Bars’ by Ali Siddiq premiered in February 2018 on Comedy Central.
In 2019, Ali became a part of NBC’S comedy competition series ‘BRING THE FUNNY’, and he reached the Top 5 finalists on NBC’s show. He also appeared in ‘This Week at the Comedy Cellar’ series of comedy central and ‘The Hughley late night talk’ show by DL Hughley in the same year.
Ali debuted in ‘Laff Mob’s Laff Tracks’ in 2020, and he joined radio legend Funky Larry Jones for the show ‘Funny as Funk’ in 2021. Ali made his guest appearances in uncountable shows on several networks and live performances. He could also see it on ‘The Joe Rogan Experience podcast till 2021.
Ali released his five comedy albums from 2010 to 2019, including Talking Loud, Saying Something in 2010, Freedom of Speech in 2013, Enjoy Your Life in 2013, Damaged Goods in 2016, and The Prison Manual in 2019. However, he didn’t achieve any international awards, but he gained a lot of success in his career.
Ali has worked with many networks, including HBO, BET, and Showtime. He is involved in social works as well; he has been supporting helpless and poor people since 2009 by hosting his show ‘The Live Turkey Show’ to help those who are needy and raised money for Houston Food Bank.
Ali also organized the program on behalf of the benefit for the people of Houston who were affected by Hurricane Harvey. In 2018 he performed at an ‘Annual Benefit’ program to create an orphanage with Saba Homes organization to help the orphan kids who lost their parents in the 2005’s Kashmir earthquake in Pakistan. He has been a part as volunteer for ‘Harris County’s Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program’.
Family & Married Life
Ali Siddiq is entirely private about his family and personal life. He didn’t publicly announce his marriage or girlfriend; now, he may still be single, nor was he involved with any female in his childhood or teenage and he seems more focused on his professional life than his personal life. He loves to live single happily and focuses more on his career.
However, there are no rumours about him, but Ali owns three children, two daughters and a son. Ali’s elder daughter Jaden has already graduated with honours from his social media Culinary Pictures. It’s clearly shown him spending time with his kids, but neither has anyone got the record of his marriage or relationship. Ali may adopt these kids from the organization.
Ali Siddiq is a standup comedian, writer of comedy scripts, and professional social public speaker. His estimated net worth is around $1.9 to $2 million. It found that Ali led a modest lifestyle, earnings as an standup comedian, and other business ventures are his main sources of income.
He grosses over $60.00 yearly as a salary. He earns more from doing live shows, acting, writing and performing in clubs and theatre. In addition, he has launched his albums and books, which are very helpful in increasing his income. He donates an amount from his earning to charity.