Throughout the pandemic, we’ve been watching a ton of comedy + Netflix. My next guest Maz Jobrani is a comedian, actor and host of his own podcast, Back to School with Maz Jobrani, on the All Things Comedy Network.
His new standup comedy special, Pandemic Warrior, is now available for streaming on PeacockTV. Maz’s other specials include Immigrant, which was filmed at the prestigious Kennedy Center and is a Netflix original, as well as 3 additional solo specials on Showtime: Brown and Friendly, I Come in Peace, and I’m Not a Terrorist But I’ve Played One on TV.
As an actor, Maz starred as the title character in the award-winning indie comedy, Jimmy VestVood: Amerikan Hero, a feature which he co-wrote and co-produced. He played the lovable “Fawz” on the CBS comedy Superior Donuts and has appeared on Grey’s Anatomy, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Better off Ted, Last Man Standing, and Shameless. He has co-starred in films including Sydney Pollack’s The Interpreter, Disney’s Descendents and Ice Cube’s Friday After Next. He’s a regular guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Late Late Show with James Corden.
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 keynote speech to the graduating class of 2017. Maz served as the host for the 45th International Emmy’s in New York. He was a founding member of The Axis of Evil comedy tour, which aired on Comedy Central. 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, 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.