Ara Basil is of Armenian descent and a Hollywood native who is no stranger to the entertainment industry. His next door neighbor growing up was the guy who played BJ’s stunt double in BJ and the Bear! After passing high school on a technicality, he wanted to try directing and went to film school. After two student films and nothing to show for it, he entered the world of comedy because he had a knack for making people laugh. He has produced his own show entitled the "Ballistic" Comedy show and performs annually in the “Laughter for Life” comedy show, a charity showcase for the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry alongside Sam Tripoli and others. Since then, Ara has performed for countless benefits, festivals, and award shows all over the United States. He was asked to be the feature act for the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour in 2006, sharing the stage with Maz Jobrani, Aron Kader, and Ahmed Ahmed. Ara has also performed in the (Sultans Of Satire Comedy tour) and has graced the stage with Russell Peters, Chris Rock, Jeffrey Ross and countless others. He recently returned from a Canadian Comedy tour with Angelo Tsarouchas, a very funny Greek Comedian. Ara's material is rich with Middle Eastern and Western Humor. He provides an intellectual, entertaining, and insightful view of the follies of the two cultures. Ara Basil can be seen regularly at comedy clubs all over Los Angeles but frequents the Comedy Store and the Laugh Factory on the Sunset Strip, the Improv on Melrose, the Icehouse in Pasadena, and the HAHA Cafe in North Hollywood.
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