It was this social message-disguised-as-humor approach to comedy that Moss, who is a converted Muslim as well as a former writer for such comedians as George Lopez, Damon Wayans, and Saturday Night Live's Darrell Hammond, envisioned taking to the stage even before 9/11 occurred. The tragedy was simply the catalyst that brought his idea to fruition. Being devout members of a religion with strict values and ideals, AMMF doesn't offer your average night of comedy club debauchery. No alcohol is served, the show is free from cursing and foul jokes, appearances are scheduled around the comedians' religious obligations (they took a month off to fast for Ramadan) and, at one point, the permission of the grand ayatollah himself was needed when Usman wanted to perform for a group of Shiite Muslims. The verdict: Laughing is permitted. Praise Allah.