Ahmed Bharoocha grew up in Southern California and is a proper hockey fan. “I played when I was a kid,” he explains, “but it was roller hockey in California. Gretzky was on the Kings, so it was the cool thing to do.” In high school, he moved with his family to New England where he started playing ice hockey. “That was lot tougher, especially playing with kids who had played on the ice since they were two.” Checking was the biggest adjustment. “You can’t do that in roller hockey,” he notes. But he became a better player, and now plays ice hockey whenever he gets the chance. Onstage, he talks a lot about his background. He was born to an Irish-American mom and a Pakistani dad. “They’re both different religions, and they both still practice their own religions,” he notes. “It was a really interesting way to grow up, having parents who believe in two different things but still respect each other. It really taught me to be open to people with different views, so that comes into my set a little bit.” 18+.