Maz Jobrani

Maziar "Maz" Jobrani (born February 26, 1972) is an Iranian-American comedian who is part of the "Axis of Evil" comedy group. The group appeared on a comedy special on Comedy Central. Jobrani has also appeared in numerous films, television shows, on radio and in comedy clubs. His filmography includes roles in The Interpreter, Friday After Next, and Dragonfly.

Although born in Tehran, Iran, Jobrani's parents moved to California and he grew up in Tiburon in the San Francisco Bay area. He attended Redwood High School in Larkspur. Jobrani did not take the conventional route to performing comedy. He studied political science and Italian at UC Berkeley, where he received a B.A. degree.

In fact, Jobrani 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 CA and NY) such as The Comedy Store. Jobrani makes jokes about racism, mainly racism against Persians and Arabs, but also makes a lighter note that they are not perfect, stating some of the flaws.

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