Ramy Youssef joined the “Variety After-Show” presented by National Geographic with Variety’s Will Thorne to discuss season two of “Ramy” and how renown actor Mahershala Ali joined the cast for the new season.

When Ali called Youssef to tell him how much he appreciated his show, the stand-up comedian took the opportunity to ask the Academy-Award winning actor if he wanted to be a part of the second season.

“It was kind of like, ‘hey, do you want to come do one or two episodes,” said Youssef “And then it became the arch for our season.”

Watch the full interview with the comedian actor above.