Maziyar Jobrani likes to call himself both Mazi Jobrani and the Persian Pink Panther. Born on February 26th, 1972 in Tehran, Jobrani is a successful comedian, actor and producer. He’s well known for his bald head and his work in TV, film productions and live tours. Some of the most popular include The Interpreter, The Axis of Evil Tour, 13 Going on 30, WTF with Marc Maron, Better Off Ted, Dragonfly, Friday After Next and Superior Donuts on ABC.
A Prolific Career
Maz Jobrani tickets are in high demand. His shows are typically packed. The comedian constantly makes regular appearances on well-regarded shows like The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Colbert Report, Whitney, Talkshow with Spike Feresten, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, American Public Media Wits and Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! on NPR He also performs often in New York and California’s top comedy clubs like The Comedy Store. Some of his lesser roles include short stints on The Knights of Prosperity, Still Standing, Cedric, “The Entertainer,” Presents, The West Wing and Malcolm in the Middle. Jobrani also portrays the voice of Ahmed Farahnakian in an audio presentation of World War Z.
Audiences love Jobrani’s frank and laugh out loud take on racial misunderstandings between Americans and people from the Middle East living in the US. He likes to address issues of racial assimilation and discuss the experience of being brown-skinned in American both before and after 9/11. He also makes jokes about his family. In the film, Immigrant, Jobrani discusses his family’s flight to safety from the Iranian Revolution during the 1970s. He also discusses what it’s like to be an immigrant during the Trump era.
Notable Notes on Jobrani
He was born in Persia, but his parents moved to Calfornia when he was 6-years-old. He grew up in San Francisco’s Tiburon community, participated in the arts throughout his younger years and gained inspiration from Eddie Murphy as a youngster. It was always his dream to work as an actor and comedian in TV, film and in live shows. He received his B.A. at U.C. Berkely and his Ph.D at U.C.L.A. He is a nationalized American citizen and lives and works mainly in the US. Jobrani has taken on many creative roles as well. He and a friend wrote a movie script called Jimmy Vestvood: American Hero. He co-hosts a podcast with Chris Spencer and Al Madrigal on the All Things Comedy podcasting network. He’s also a published author as well. His crowd-pleasing first book is called, I’m Not a Terrorist, But I’ve Played One on TV. Charity work is also important to Jobrani. He works actively with the International Society for Children with Cancer and sits on the Persian American Cancer Institute’s board. So if you want to see this great comic live, buy your Maz Jobrani tickets right here, at StubHub.