The area’s newest comedy club, The Prohibition Comedy Room in East Grand Forks, will be in full swing Friday night with some of the Twin Cities most popular comedians providing the laughs. Among them, Ahmed Khalaf, by way of Minneapolis, San Diego and Somali.
Eventually, there will be weekly Friday night comedy shows at the Prohibition. The name, by the way, is an homage to the role East Grand Forks played in Prohibition. (It’s a long story.)
The Prohibition Comedy Room at The Spud Jr is at 306 Demers Ave. in East Grand Forks. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday, July 9, for those 21 and up. Tickets are $20.
But first, to help us get to know him just a little bit better, here are 20 (or so) questions for Ahmed Khalaf.
TD: You’re said to have a dark sense of humor. How dark?
TD: You’re from Somali originally, you grew up in San Diego and you now live in Minneapolis. Really?
TD: You were named the Funniest Person in Minneapolis. How heavy of a burden is that?
AK: Extremely heavy, truly a Herculean effort to hoist it.
TD: What’s the worst advice you ever got?
AK: Buy AMC.
TD: Do you have any tattoos?
AK: None but I am in the market kinda.
TD: What happens to you when you die?
AK: Zero Hells, 11 different Heavens to choose from and a reincarnation circle for a second or millionth go around.
TD: What’s the name of the last book you read?
AK: “The Art of Living.”
TD: Who is your favorite actor?
AK: Denzel Washington or Robert Downey Jr.
TD: If you could live in any other time, when would it be?
AK: 8 o’clock Friday at Grand Forks*.
TD: What are you most proud of?
AK: Selling out this specific show.
TD: What do you dislike most in others?
AK: Not buying tickets to my show in Grand Forks*.
TD: You are interested in science and space. If one of those rich guys with the rockets asked, would you go into space?
AK: Can I bring merch? If so, then yes.
TD: What’s your favorite movie?
AK: “Kung Fu Panda 3.”
TD: If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
AK: Onstage at Grand Forks*.
TD: What is your favorite television show?
AK: From “Gs to Gents.”
TD: Who is your favorite singer?
AK: Sam Cooke.
TD: If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
AK: My lack of wealth.
TD: What is your favorite food?
AK: Comedy club chicken wings at Grand Forks* Friday at 8 p.m.
TD: If you couldn’t do what you’re doing now, what job would you like to have?
AK: Gentleman thief with a heart of gold.
TD: Which historical figure do you most admire?
AK: Big Draco.
TD: Where would you most like to go on vacation?
*East Grand Forks