Thursday, March 10, 2011

Maz Jobrani may very well be the face of Middle Eastern humor in America today. The Iranian-American gained attention as one of the founders of the "Axis of Evil" comedy tour, which took on the world in post-9/11. He's now on a solo tour called "Brown and Friendly," with humor that observes life outside of his ethnicity, but inside it, too.

Mr. MAZ JOBRANI (Comedian): The Persian email list, it exists. Last year, first private citizen ever to go into outer space, Iranian-American lady named, Anousheh Ansari.

(Soundbite of cheering and applause)

Mr. JOBRANI: That's right. Right. The Persians, they're clapping. They were on the email list.

(Soundbite of laughter)

Mr. JOBRANI: My American friends don't even know this existed. I got the email. I got the email. This is it, man. This is it, man. We made it to outer space, man. We can't get through airport security.

(Soundbite of laughter, applause)

click on the link and listen to the interview, Muaz is hilarious.

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