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Maz Jobrani

Comic Liz Miele's Animated Series 'Damaged' Celebrates First Season

Julie Seabaugh | Posted 07.22.2014 | Comedy
Julie Seabaugh

While most any comedian can now spearhead a web series, few simultaneously tackle the challenges inherent in not only animating the content, but ensuring it maintains appeal for young and adult audience alike.

Iran Cooties: Will Obama Meet with Rouhani Tuesday?

Robert Naiman | Posted 11.19.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

On Tuesday, President Obama has a historic opportunity to end the "Iran cooties" policy. Iran's newly-elected, pragmatic, pro-diplomacy President Hassan Rouhani is going to be addressing the United Nations General Assembly. So is U.S. President Barack Obama.

Iranian And Jewish Comedians Have A Dance-Off For Peace

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.19.2013 | Comedy

Comedians Maz Jobrani and Elon Gold were pretty frustrated that their respective people seem to always be at each others' throat, with America and its...

"Vhy you alvays terrorist?": Musing on the Lack of Middle-Eastern Role Models in Pop Culture

Maz Jobrani | Posted 12.04.2012 | Entertainment
Maz Jobrani

I myself had the privilege of dying at Chuck's hands once in a movie (I know, you're jealous!) Later I was cast as a terrorist again on the TV show 24 though on this occasion my character changed his mind halfway through the mission. I called him the "ambivalent terrorist."

Nobody Trusts the Iranian-American

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 12.19.2012 | San Francisco
Shirin Sadeghi

You've seen his face before. But maybe you can't quite place his name. Maz Jobrani is setting out to change that, thanks to a script deal with CBS that was announced just last week.

Emerge, FreeFest, Artisphere Anniversary: HuffPost DC Top 5 For October 5, 6, 7

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 10.05.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 1. (e)merge Art Fair At Capitol Skyline Hotel Go early. Go often. The space is massive, the art is quality and some pe...

WaPo: Sneaky Persians Menace Pentagon's Noble Aim to Keep U.S. Troops in Afghanistan Forever

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.10.2012 | Media
Robert Naiman

The Post story is quite instructive, even if it is not exactly "news" in the common sense of the term.

'Tweet the Joke': Can You Find The Punchline?

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Twitter is an excellent tool for joke-telling by both would-be comedians and seasoned professionals -- and TweetTheJoke.com is finally bringing them t...

Maz Jobrani Talks John Boehner, The Tea Party & Sending Cookies To The Middle East (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Maz Jobrani may be America's most high-profile Iranian-American comedian. Boosted by his appearances in "Friday After Next," "Better Off Ted" and "The...

Iran Sends Aid Boat to Gaza, Risking Exposure of Hyped Israel-Iran Conflict

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

By its vigorous support of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Turkey forced the world to confront the issue of the blockade. What similar accomplishment for the Palestinians can Iran point to?

The Persian Primer: How to Understand and Properly Make Fun of Iranian-Americans

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dr. Ali Binazir

Who's making fun of Iranians? Nobody. Except for Iranians themselves. Most likely, this shortcoming stems from a lack of familiarity with the endearing quirks of Iranian culture that would lend themselves to proper parody.

Maz Jobrani: Iranian-American Comedian Takes On All Races

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

History says Maz Jobrani is descended from Caucasians. Some Americans think he's a dangerous Arab. Jobrani, however, prefers to call himself "Brown an...