Saleem is not only a great Comedian… he is also a great Contrarian: “Even if you agree with me about something, it’s not for the same reasons.” What is not up for debate are audience reactions to this Ohio native. His instant likeability and dynamic stage presence complement his bold and refreshingly original material.
His ability to appeal to a broad audience without compromising his distinctive comedic “voice” makes him a hot commodity in theaters, corporate events, colleges and clubs worldwide.
Born and raised in Dayton, OH. labeled the “City of Innovators!” It has been home to such luminaries as Edwin C. Moses, Dr. Charles Drew, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Erma Bombeck, John Kettering and most famously the Wright Brothers. Saleem jokes he has much in common with the famous aviation pioneers : “Like Orville and Wilbur, the minute I could, I flew out of Dayton too…” the comedian quips. “I rarely go back…. mainly because my family still lives there.” However, the sky is the limit for Saleem and he is soaring his way to new comedic heights!
His credits include appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, TBS’s “Lopez Tonight” FOX’s “Best Damn SportShow…Period” and BET’s “Comic View.” He has worked with music greats “The Temptations”, “Boyz II Men” and Vanessa Williams. Comedy legends such as George Carlin, Joan Rivers, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, D.L. Hughley, Kathleen Madigan and Gary Shandling.
With International engagements that include stops in The United Kingdom, Canada, The Netherlands and the Caribbean. Charity performances in Israel and Mexico. The Honor to perform on tours supporting United States Service personnel for The Armed Forces Entertainment Network in Iraq and Kuwait. Clearly demonstrating a universal appeal that has put him in demand Worldwide.
As a professional actor, you may have seen Saleem on ABC’s “Sons & Daughters”, Universal’s “Blind Date” or in a host of commercials including “Foot Locker” and “Pringles”.
Perhaps you’ve heard him hosting on Sirius Satellite Radio’s “Blue Collar” channel or guest appearing on the “The Bob & Tom Show” nationally syndicated broadcast. Regardless of where he performs Saleem’s confident, clean and irreverent style places him firmly in the “Must see!” category of comedians today!