Maz Jobrani: The Prince of Persia
Maz Jobrani has done it all. While you may not know his name, you probably recognize his face. In addition to being one of the nation’s premiere comedians, he’s also one of the founders of the Axis of Evil comedy tour, and has been in numerous films, sharing the screen with Ice Cube in Friday After Next, Nicole Kidman in The Interpreter and Jennifer Garner in 13 Going on 30. Maz first flew onto Christine and my radar in the amazing, but unfortunately short lived television series Better Off Ted as the scene stealing Dr. Bhamba.
I had the pleasure of working with him at the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase recently. Sharing the bill with comedians Kvon and Amer Zahr, Maz sold out two back to back shows on a Sunday night. Between shows Christine and I were able to sit down and pick Maz and Amer’s brains about finding your fan base, auditioning for acting roles, the hurdles of television and speaking for your people.