The Immigrant Section

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Don‘t Bet Money, But Here‘s How Ft. Tamara Shevon - 123
september 21, 2021

Don‘t Bet Money, But Here‘s How

This week Comedian Tamara Shevon joins Abbas Wahab and they chat about what it takes to excel in sales, being a sports journalist, best and worst ways to bet football, how Vegas odds are rigged, Norm Macdonald's death, drugs & alcohol in the comedy scene, living in China, Eastern European rivalries, and how shitty Drake's music is getting.

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How To Avoid The Job Trap | The Immigrant Section with Abbas Wahab - 122
september 14, 2021

How To Avoid The Job Trap

This week TikToker/Podcaster Jesse Jaurji joins Abbas Wahab and they chat about being bombarded with COVID stats, pursuing sports media, the Joe Rogan podcast before and after Spotify, how his orphaned dad emigrated from Iraq, spending habits when you hate your job, and the pseudo-reality of TikTok fame.

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Indian Cop Breaks The Game Down | The Immigrant Section with Abbas Wahab - 121
september 07, 2021

Indian Cop Breaks The Game Down

Abbas Wahab is joined by Police Constable Mir Lodhi, and they chat about what got him into law enforcement, the pros/cons of body cams, discrimination in the force around 9/11, how break and enters usually happen, getting racist 911 calls, bribe attempts, what happens to drug raid money, and how cops usually get fired.

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Sudani People Never Stop Hustling | The Immigrant Section with Abbas Wahab - 120
august 31, 2021

Sudani People Never Stop Hustling

This week Designer/Producer Basil Khairy joins Abbas Wahab and they chat about how much immigrants love the Mandarin buffet, when artists cannibalize themselves, having FOMO for NFTs, how marketing became more important than quality, the drug & alcohol underworld in Sudan, how Sudani people get to the 1st world, and why they'll probably have another dictator soon.

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Christians Have More Fun Than Muslims | The Immigrant Section with Abbas Wahab
august 24, 2021

Christians Have More Fun Than Muslims

This week Comedian/Musician Gabe Koury joins Abbas Wahab and they chat about how the music and comedy crowds differ, Pentecostal vs. Muslim upbringings, being half Italian and half Lebanese, super-religious stubborn people, the Andrew Cuomo video, a Starbucks hookup story, and things you only see in Italy.

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Wolf of The 6 | The Immigrant Section with Abbas Wahab - 118
august 17, 2021

Wolf of The 6

This week Comedian Bret Measor joins Abbas Wahab and they chat about the podcast evolution, dating tall women, a funny drunk encounter, copyright theft, the residential school body count, racism in remote areas, and why it's the best time to be alive.

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Filipino Fresh Prince | The Immigrant Section with Abbas Wahab
august 10, 2021

Filipino Fresh Prince

This week Comedian Keith Pedro joins Abbas Wahab and they chat about Canadian versus US audiences, emceeing weddings, The Nubian Show, crying at Jay Z and Kanye West's Watch The Throne tour, the cheapest cultures, performing in the Philippines, making your kids see poverty early, and how he ended up with two first names.

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august 03, 2021

South Africa 101

This week Comedian Ariel Kagan joins Abbas Wahab and they chat about growing up in South Africa, why people love Cape Town, working in music then comedy, immigrating to Canada, good and bad reasons to do therapy, and some things you only hear in South Africa.

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July 27, 2021

Breaking In The New Studio

This week Comedians AJ Bate, Joe Botelho, and Michael Moses join Abbas Wahab and they chat about the new studio setup, how not to cope with baldness, a crazy hypothetical question, making a short movie and the drama on set, our sex playbooks, and the truth about blowjobs.

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July 19, 2021

Catholic Priests and Camp Counselors

This week Comedian Jam Easy joins Abbas Wahab and they chat about pros and cons of unions, the residential school body count, the sixties scoop, is molestation worse than cancer, the levels of "making it", artist's first albums, and the new Immigrant Section merch.

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July 13, 2021

Asian Kids Need Art Too

This week Comedian Anto Chan joins Abbas Wahab and they chat about focusing on yourself during the pandemic, living and performing in Hong Kong, breaking the Asian mold, white versus ethnic parenting, how old immigrants feel about artistic careers, storytelling versus stand-up, and why he cutoff weed.

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June 29, 2021

You Don’t Sound Like a Mohammed

This week Comedian Moe Ismail joins Abbas Wahab and they chat about Egyptian and Sudani cuisine, Arab food etiquette, first jobs, being a telemarketer with a foreign name, making it rain with $62, hip-hop influences, and getting beat for a piercing at fifteen.

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June 22, 2021

Never Go Full Tears

This week Comedian Jordan Policicchio joins Abbas Wahab and they chat about old-school immigrants having multiple families, doing pandemic material onstage, acting classes and crying for an audition, charisma vs. skill, electric cars taking over, and finding balance in corporate gigs.

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June 15, 2021

Pressure to Excel

This week Comedian Salma Hindy joins Abbas Wahab and they chat about being pushed to do engineering AND medicine, how the body reacts to stress, immigrants and perfectionism, the haram police, dating vs. courting, and eating mushrooms for the first time.

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June 8, 2021

Persians vs. Cottage Country

This week Comedian Neema Nazeri (@NeemaNaz ) joins Abbas Wahab and they chat about moving up north to cottage country, the pressure of maintaining a nice yard, the GaryVee approach, how cancel culture has slowed down, wild DMs, and Neema's stalker situation

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June 1, 2021

Sudanis Are Always Late

This week Producer Sami ( SpeakRaw TV) joins Abbas Wahab and they chat about the horrors of Eglinton Avenue, driving without insurance, huge engineering fail on Honda Civics, the US visa lottery, why it's so rare to run into Sudanis, a claim that Drake is the GOAT, and losing friends to RuneScape.

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May 25, 2021

The Power of Hype

This week Comedian Jesse Singh chats with Abbas Wahab about giving his family COVID, how algorithms feed us content, the Palestine-Israel ceasefire, positive sides of the pandemic, the US opening back up, Indian farmer protests explained, Rihanna's IG posts, and the power of hype.

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Things You Can't Discuss - The Immigrant Section
May 18, 2021

Things You Can't Discuss

This week Comedian Justin Gayle chats with Abbas Wahab about being a black-ginger and racially ambiguous, personalities that only existed pre-internet, the Palestine-Israel situation and why people fear talking about it, ending up at the wrong protest, arguing with conspiracy theorists, and finally watching the movie Groundhog Day.

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Why Jamaicans Talk Crap - The Immigrant Section
May 11, 2021

Why Jamaicans Talk Crap

This week Comedian/Podcaster Marlon Palmer (@ThatdudeMCFLY ) joins Abbas Wahab and they chat about the best break dance movies, Simpsons vs. Family Guy (6:30), kid shows that adults love (15:00), Sisco's "Thong Song" (31:00), how radio compares to podcasts (38:00), how Joe Budden talks (42:00), Toronto man lingo (47:30), hardcore Jamaican churches (52:00), and why Jamaicans make fun of everyone else (1:02:00).

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Anime Rabbit Hole - The Immigrant Section with Abbas Wahab
May 4, 2021

Anime Rabbit Hole

This week Comedian Tex Eknes joins Abbas Wahab and they chat about the art of roast battling, how gloomy Norwegian people are, Viking descendants, the Dragon Ball series, watching dubbed vs. subbed shows, what makes One Piece so great, and the best anime tropes.

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Brown Dads vs. Black Boyfriends - The Immigrant Section with Abbas Wahab
April 27, 2021

Brown Dads vs. Black Boyfriends

This week Comedian Amish Patel joins Abbas Wahab and they chat about old-school immigrants resisting pets, brown dads on interracial marriages, the hijab ban in France, Muslim discrimination in India, how great singers get away with crime, men vs. women in court, the way minorities deal with authority, and how staunch anti-gay people are usually deep in the closet.

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The Italian Evil Eye - The Immigrant Section with Abbas Wahab
April 20, 2021

The Italian "Evil Eye"

This week Comedian Marc-Anthony Sinagoga joins Abbas Wahab and they chat about the stripper construction site scandal in the GTA, how certain ethnicities dominate certain trades, how Greeks and Arabs are similar, the recent shootings in Texas, Ontario's 3rd Lockdown, how siestas work, and Italian superstitions ( the "Evil Eye" ).

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Black People Love Anime - The Immigrant Section with Abbas Wahab
April 13, 2021

Black People Love Anime

This week Comedian Che Durena joins Abbas Wahab and they chat about how Ontario is butchering the pandemic, conspiracy folk, Genghis Khan versus Elon Musk, Canadian artists going to the US, why black people love anime, and why the anime medium is so great.

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Getting Scammed Hard - The Immigrant Section with Abbas Wahab
April 6, 2021

Getting Scammed Hard

This week Comedian Hassan Chaudhry joins Abbas Wahab and they chat about Brampton vs. Mississauga, how to tell Asians apart, what Snapchat is now, the current state of Sudan, stories of getting scammed, horrible comb overs, and going to Turkey to fix your hairline.

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Old School Hollywood- The Immigrant Section with Abbas Wahab
MARCH 20, 2021

Old School Hollywood

This week Actor/Comedian Sima Sepehri joins Abbas Wahab and they chat about immigrant career choices, people butchering foreign names, arrogant commercial directors, superstars in the past versus today, everyone becoming an influencer, fuckboy cops, and living in LA during the BLM riots.

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