Maz Jobriani reads his hilarious and moving memoir of growing up Iranian in America and the quest to make it in Hollywood without having to wear a turban, tote a bomb, or get kicked in the face by Chuck Norris.
A special "best of" presentation from Volumes 21 through 30. Highlights include: Dane Cook, Harland Williams, Jon Lovitz, Paul Rodriguez, Modi, Gerry Bednob, Dean Edwards, Jeremy Hotz, Jo Koy, Darwin Hines, Godfrey, Robert Kelly, Nick Thune, Neil Brennan, and Maz Jobrani.
Kathleen Madigan wastes no time celebrating Paula Abdul, Larry King, and Siamese twins. Then, Thea Vidale gets sassy about the whitest black men, marijuana legalization, and seeing Jesus. Finally, Maz Jobrani discusses the idiosyncrasies of working in TV and the many flavors of Arabs.
James returns - he reveals that a psychiatrist has put him on drugs because he's shy. Allan Stevens takes the stage and gets friendly with the audience, especially the women. Then he tells Dom and James about the history of L.A. comedy. Then, Cash Levy lets loose with cheeky words of wisdom, and Maz Jobrani unleashes some Middle Eastern flavored zingers.
This week in the Laugh Factory, you'll hear great sets from Maz Jobrani, Rich Vos, and Capone. Maz Jobrani says Asians are breaking stereotypes while Middle Easterners are doing just the opposite, and he explains why none of the neighborhood kids wanted to play with Osama bin Laden. Then, Rich Vos tries to incite violence between Arabs and Jews in the audience and talks to Dom about what it's like to compete for gigs with his wife. Finally, Capone says we're at our most racist when behind the wheel.
A founding member of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, standup comic Maz Jobrani riffs on the challenges and conflicts of being Iranian-American.