Ramy Youssef on his groundbreaking Muslim-American comedy ‘Ramy’: ‘We have the same problems that you do’ [Exclusive Video]

“Ramy,” Hulu’s new comedy from Ramy Youssef, is one of the best new shows of the year, currently standing at a 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and at 87 on Metacritic. In the comedian auteur vein of “Louie,” “Master of None” or “Atlanta,” the series, which released all 10 episodes of its first season on Friday, follows Ramy Hassan (Youssef), an Egyptian-American slacker navigating life as a millennial and also as a devout Muslim. It puts a spotlight on a group of people who rarely get it, but Youssef, who co-created, executive-produces, stars in and directed the show, hopes its message goes deeper than just breaking ground with an American Muslim lead.

“If there’s one thing that I want people to take away about Muslims from watching this show, it’s that we have the same problems that you do,” he says in an exclusive featurette (watch above). “In Hollywood, so
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