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Maz Jobrani

Friday, January 31, 2020 8:00 PM


Iranian American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani returns to the Kennedy Center.


$29.00 - $125.00

Run Time

Approx. 2 hours


Maz Jobrani is currently the host of his own podcast Back to School with Maz Jobrani on The All Things Comedy Network. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, and anywhere podcasts are available. Maz’s latest comedy special Immigrant, which was filmed at the Kennedy Center, is available for streaming on Netflix. Clips from his other three solo standup specials can also be seen on his YouTube channel at Follow Maz on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook @mazjobrani to learn his “Persian Words of the Week.” Maz can next be seen in the independent film Simple Wedding with Shohreh Aghdashloo, Rita Wilson and Tara Grammy, which will be in theaters on February 14th, 2020.

Maz’s TV credits include the CBS comedy Superior Donuts, Grey's Anatomy, Curb Your Enthusiasm, True Blood, Last Man Standing, and Shameless. Maz also starred as the title character in the award-winning indie comedy, Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero, a feature which he co-wrote and co-produced and is now available on all major outlets online.

In the Spring of 2016, he performed at the White House where he had the privilege of introducing Michelle Obama. As a UC Berkeley alum, Maz gave the commencement speech to the graduating class of 2017. That same year Maz served as the host for the 45th International Emmy’s. He was a founding member of The Axis of Evil comedy tour. He is a regular panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait Don't Tell Me and has given 2 TED Talks. His LA Times Best Selling Book, I’m Not a Terrorist, But I’ve Played One on TV, was published by Simon & Schuster. Maz executive produced Everything Must Change, a documentary about his sister’s battle with breast cancer which is currently available on iTunes.

Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Performance Timing: Approximately 2 hours, with one 20 minute intermission.

Watch and Listen

Maz Jobrani: Just Iranian-American | A Kennedy Center Digital Stage Original


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