Comedy Centerfold: Murad Al Haj

Welcome to Comedy Centerfold, where we feature a Dallas Comedy House (DCH) performer and get to know him or her a little better by using questions that Playboy centerfolds are usually asked.


Did you ever meet someone and feel like you've known him your entire life? That is exactly how I felt when I first met Murad in Level 5 improv class. He is witty, kind, and exemplary when playing the game of "Yes and." I've seen Murad play a rug, a toilet, and my favorite was an alien child. To know him is to love him!

-- Vicki Ferguson

Tripoli, Lebanon. 

Guilty Pleasures?
On rare occasions, I watch a show about people bidding on abandoned storage units. I feel bad afterward.

"Make a dent in the universe." 

Best Concert? 
I am not a huge fan of big concerts. I love music in small intimate settings. Giulia y Los Tellarini playing in a tiny venue in Barcelona is one of my favorite music events.

Favorite Book? 
This is a very tough one. I love so many books in various genres. If I have to pick one, it would be Cities of Salt.

Favorite Movie?
The Man from Earth. However, Scar throwing Mufasa into a stampede is the greatest scene ever made.

Favorite TV Show?
It is a tie between The Office and Veep.

No. Please no. I don't hate pets. I just don't like to exist with them in the same confined space.

Foods I Crave?
Boba tea.

People I Admire?
Multiple people in my family. They helped shape who I am.

Dream Role? 

Favorite Song to Sing?
Whichever song is stuck in my head. The last one has been "I Walk the Line." 

Good First Date Idea?
First dates suck. Skip them. Date someone you already know. Start from the second date.

You can catch Murad performing with Fantastical Arts at DCH on August 13.