11/05/2010 06:44 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

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

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 Tonight Show," Jobrani is most recognized as being a part of "The Axis Of Evil" comedy group, a troupe of American comedians of Middle Eastern and Asian descent.

Jobrani will soon star in the ABC sitcom "Funny In Farsi," but this weekend during the New York Comedy Festival we got a chance to speak to Jobrani about Christine O'Donnell, John Boehner's skin pigmentation, and the pleasures of telling jokes to Middle Eastern audiences.

For more Jobrani, you can buy tickets to his show during the The New York Comedy Festival this Saturday, Nov. 6 at Town Hall in NYC through Ticketmaster.