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A member of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour that recently had an acclaimed special on Comedy Central, Iranian/American Maz Jobrani has performed standup on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.”
Jobrani is also a sought after actor who appeared memorably in “Friday After Next,” Maz Jobrani hilariously skewers stereotypes and a whole lot more during his brilliant routines.
Born in Tehran, Iran, Jobrani and his parents moved to California when he was six years old and he was raised in Tiburon in the San Francisco Bay area. Jobrani studied political science and Italian at UC Berkeley, where he received a B.A. degree. He was enrolled in a Ph.D. program at UCLA when he decided to pursue his childhood dream of acting and performing comedy.
He has since made appearances on shows like The Colbert Report, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Talkshow with Spike Feresten and regularly performs at top comedy clubs (in California and New York) such as The Comedy Store. He made an appearance as a dental patient on an episode of Still Standing, as well as appearing in the pilot episodes of Better Off Ted. Jobrani will play Mohammed Jazeyeri in the upcoming ABC sitcom, “Funny in Farsi” based on the book of the same name.
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