The Cruise Web Consultant Makes Comedy Debut in NYC

 By: The Cruise Web, Inc.

On October 1, The Cruise Web’s own cruise consultant Said (sigh-eed) D. made his comedic debut at the Broadway Comedy Club, located in the heart of Times Square in New York City.

Said D Outside Broadway Comedy ClubSaid was selected to be part of the “Big Brown Comedy Hour,” a comedy that features upcoming Arab, Indian, Iranian, Pakistani comedians. The show was hosted by Aasif Mandavi of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” and showcased comics from major network television shows and blockbuster Hollywood movies. He was offered the opportunity by the producers of the show, whom Said had gotten to know through an audition six months earlier.

Said went on stage midway through a show packed with regular headliners and had about eight to ten minutes on stage.  The crowd enjoyed Said’s act –  which he describes as “observational comedy” (think improv) – so much that producers from the “New Jersey 1001 Laughs” comedy show asked him to be a part of their show the very next night!

“Comedy and making people laugh can be difficult if you want it to be. If I stay true to myself and stop thinking about what would make them laugh versus what I find funny, then it comes naturally. Each person has their own reason to laugh, and it is my mission to find common ground then deliver on that, so they are entertained. Maybe this is why I enjoy my job so much, each individual has a different definition of vacation… my job is to find the cruise that matches that definition and deliver it.”

As for his future in comedy, Said is taking it one gig at a time. After all he does have his past and future clients to consider!

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1 Khan I. { 10.21.09 at 4:35 pm }

Said was amazing and has an incredible sense of humor. Great comedian and great person all together. Congrats Said and keep us laughing!

2 Said D { 10.22.09 at 11:26 am }

Thanks so much for the comment good sir! I try my best and thank you for the support!

3 Mad Dog { 10.22.09 at 8:48 pm }

Glad to hear you’re on your way – you deserve it! Let us know the next time you’re going on stage so Ginger and I can check it out.

4 Said { 10.26.09 at 4:10 pm }

Thanks Mr. Mad Dog… I definitely will keep you posted! Thanks again!

5 Ahmed { 10.30.09 at 10:21 am }

It’s great to see there is real talent over there!

6 Donna Russell { 11.02.09 at 7:12 pm }

Said–Thanks so much for all the help you have given us 8 “old ladies ” with our cruise plans coming up in Jan. I know you must be a wonderful comedian but please don’t quit your “day job ” ! We may need your expertise again ! Wish you could be our comedy show on board this time !

7 Said { 11.04.09 at 3:28 pm }

Thanks Ahmed and Donna! I appreciate it. No way, I will always be ready to plan and book your cruises! 🙂 Maybe the gals should grab me a cabin too and I can do some comedy shows for you all after dinner! 🙂 I wish I could go along…

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