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Maz Jobrani: “Balancing Iranian and American: Life of an Immigrant Comedian” | Talks at Google

Maz Jobrani is arguably one of the most well known and well loved comedians in the Iranian-American community, both young and old. His family immigrated to California from Tehran when he was only six years old, and he discusses what growing up in America was like during a time of heightened tensions between Iran and the US. Also mentioned is the story of how he started in the world of comedy and acting, and became successful while avoiding roles that required him to relay harmful stereotypes of foreigners. He also discusses the current political climate, and how the new Trump Administration affects the Iranian American community as well as his comedy.

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