Maz Jobrani

Maziyar “Maz” Jobrani ( Persian : مازیار جبرانی ; born February 26, 1972), turned known as Persian Pink Panther , [1] [2] [3] is an Iranian-American comedian and actor who is part of the ” Axis of Evil “comedy group. The group Appeared on a comedy special on Comedy Central . Jobrani has ook Appeared in numerous movies, television shows, zoals Better Off Ted , on radio, and in comedy clubs. His filmography of includes roles in The Interpreter , Friday After Next , and Dragonfly .

Early life and education

Jobrani was born in Tehran , Iran . [4] He and his parents moved to California -when he was six years old. [5] He was raised in Tiburon in the San Francisco Bay area. He attended Redwood High School in Larkspur . Jobrani studied political science and Italian at UC Berkeley , where he RECEIVED a BA degree. He was enrolled in a Ph.D. program at UCLA als have decided to Pursue his childhood dream of acting and performing comedy. [6]


Television and Radio

Jobrani 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 , ” Whitney “, and regularly performs at top comedy clubs (in California and New York) zoals The Comedy Store . He made an appearance as a dental patient on an episode of Still Standing , in the pilot episode of Better Off Ted , The Knights of Prosperity , on an episode of Cedric the Entertainer Presents , on an episode of Malcolm in the Middle as Robber # 2 and on an episode of The West Wing as a Saudi prince. He’ll be made an appearance in 13 Going on 30 . He has toured with the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour . He Provided the voice of Ahmed Farahnakian in the audiobook version of World War Z . Jobrani has written a movie with a friend called Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero . [7]

Jobrani makes Occasional appearances on NPR ‘s news quiz show Wait Wait … Do not Tell Me! and American Public Media ‘ s wits . He Appeared on episode 118, October 28, 2010, or WTF with Marc Maron . Additionally, Jobrani co-hosts his own podcast on the All Things Comedy podcasting network with fellow comedians Al Madrigal and Chris Spencer . Titled Minivan Men , the podcast chronicles the lives and experiences of the three hosts with mn focus on Fatherhood.

He played will Jafar in the 2015 musical fantasy television film Descendants .

standup style

Jobrani’s jokes focus on race and the misunderstanding or Middle Easterners in America. He’ll be talks about his family.


Jobrani sits on the board of the Persian American Cancer Institute ( ) and also works with International Society for Children with Cancer ( ).

Personal life

In 2006, Jobrani married an Indian-American attorney named Preetha. Way Down harbor a sun and daughter and reside in California. [5]


  1. Jump up^ “Q & A: Hollywood’s’ Persian Pink Panther ‘ ‘ . Aljazeera . June 9, 2013 . Retrieved May 7, 2014 .
  2. Jump up^ Ghomeishi, Jian (January 9, 2013). “Dreaming of a Persian Pink Panther?” . CBC Radio . Retrieved May 7, 2014 .
  3. Jump up^ ” ” Persian Pink Panther “again in Holland” . Persian Dutch Network . April 3, 2014 . Retrieved May 7, 2014 .
  4. Jump up^ Rezaian, Jason (September 8, 2007). “Talking with Maz Jobrani” . The San Francisco Chronicle . Retrieved January 22, 2009 .
  5. ^ Jump up to:a b Maz Jobrani Comedy Central Special
  6. Jump up^ Subramaniam, Gourishankar (2007). “ABC’s The Knights of Prosperity bio” . ABC . Retrieved November 7, 2007 .
  7. Jump up^ Downs, Gordon (2011). “Interview With Comedian Maz Jobrani” . . Retrieved February 14, 2011 .