Maz Jobrani is an Iranian-American, also known as the Persian Pink Panther. Last week his latest stand-up movie was added to Netflix’s comedy lineup.
Stand-up comedy is an art that is now much more appreciated than what it was in the times of Eddie Murphy and Steve Harvey. Today’s comedian’s, like Kevin Hart, have brought comedy into a new realm and have introduced laughter to a larger audience. Netflix advocates stand-up and adds stand-up comedy to its lineup every few months or so.
Getting added to Netflix is a big deal for stand-up comedians. Kevin Hart’s comedy movies are almost all on Netflix and are replayed over and over again. If you’ve seen Kevin Hart, you may be feeling like you need a new set of jokes to listen to.
Enter Maz Jobrani. Jobrani brings a different background to his comedy shows. Jobrani is Iranian and pokes fun while educating his audience about his culture, family, and history. His latest movie, Maz Jobrani, I’m Not a Terrorist but I’ve Played One on Tv, is a large message that hilariously and slowly breaks down the possible fears or misunderstanding that his audience may have with Iran and its people.
His latest movie, Maz Jobrani, I’m Not a Terrorist but I’ve Played One on TV, has a large message that hilariously and slowly breaks down the possible fears or misunderstanding that his audience may have with Iran and its people.
In Jobrani’s stories, he explains his background and how his immigration to the United States at six years of age and his life since then has provided him with enough comedy to go for his entire career.
In I’m Not a Terrorist but I’ve Played One on TV, he begins by learning about his crowd and joking about the countries he’s visited in the Middle East while teaching his audience about the differences in culture from Dubai to Bahrain.
Not only do we learn bout Jobrani’s culture but we get a funny inside on his parent’s history and how he was brought up as a child in Iran and America. In laughter, we learn that Persians love their chandeliers and that they are are very formal in social settings.
Jobrani is fluid and has an edge that is peculiar to most audiences simply because he’s an Iranian Comedian. He has one of a kind stories and scenarios that cannot be imitated. It’s no wonder Netflix added him to their comedy lineup.
While you may be surprised to learn about geography, you’ll feel as if they come from a genuine source because of how silly and well-versed Jobrani is.
By the end of his show, Jobrani has united his audience and has made jokes about himself. He’s brought up sensitive subjects like 9/11 and the hostage crisis of 1979. Jobrani explained how he had to live with taking criticism for these events as many people blame all Muslims and Middle Eastern people for the actions of several people.
The message Jobrani shares with his audience is overall inspiring. He personally believes America is great and that Iran and Muslims as a whole are misunderstood. He takes enjoyment in breaking these biases with laughter and giving an inside look into Iranian culture.
Within two hours of entertainment, Jobrani cracks a smile on everyone’s face and leaves his audience behind with knowledge, and a deeper understanding of who he is as an Iranian immigrant and as a comedian.
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