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Thursday's Connector: Maziar "Maz" Jobrani

January 3rd, 2011
07:39 PM ET

What’s it like to be Iranian and living in America when your country of origin is deemed part of the Axis of Evil? It sounds like a rather serious question, but it’s also the perfect set up for one of Maziar "Maz" Jobrani’s punch lines. The Iranian-born American comedian has been part of the “Axis of Evil” – a stand-up group that features comedians with roots in the Middle East.

Jobrani was raised in the San Francisco Bay area, where he started acting in school performances. He studied theater throughout high school, before pursuing political science and Italian at UC Berkeley. He went on to a Ph.D. program in Political Science at UCLA, but a visit to the university’s prestigious theater program led him to drop out of and pursue his childhood passion.

Jobrani is currently on a solo tour titled “Maz Jobrani: Brown and Friendly”, which is taking him to North America, Europe, the Middle East and Australia.

Here's your chance to ask him your questions.

Please leave them below and be sure to tell us where you're writing from.

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  1. Jurgen R. Brul

    Hello Maziar "Maz" Jobrani and CNN friends,

    I would like an answer from Maziar "Maz" Jobrani on the following questions:

    – How will “Brown and Friendly” Improve the Health, Safety and Well-being of ALL people?

    – What can we expect from you in 2011?

    I am awaiting Maziar "Maz" Jobrani’s replies.

    Greetings,
    Jurgen R. Brul
    Hometown: Paramaribo
    Country: Suriname

    January 3, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Reply
  2. Babak from LA

    I have seen this dude ... He is very funny.

    January 3, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Reply
  3. George

    YOUR AWSOME MAZ JOBRANI!!!!!!

    January 4, 2011 at 1:29 am | Reply
  4. Lance

    2 thumbs up. We all need to see the humor in an otherwise crappy World. Keep on laughing!

    January 4, 2011 at 3:42 am | Reply
  5. Dutch

    I've seen him and he is hilarious.

    January 4, 2011 at 5:26 am | Reply
  6. George Abi Habib

    Keep up the great work Maz! I just Aron the in DC... Wish you guys the best in 2011!

    January 4, 2011 at 5:52 am | Reply
  7. SAM

    AXIS OF EVIL? WASN'T THAT COINED 9 YEARS AGO?

    SAME OLD TIRED JOKES POKING FUN AT ONE'S HERITAGE...WOW ALOT OF TALENT THERE. HOW ABOUT SOME ORIGINAL MATERIAL NOT ASSOCIATED WITH STEREOTYPES AND SELF LOTHING MESSAGES.

    January 4, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Reply
  8. Keira

    What's the one topic that someone from a 'liberal' city like San Francisco/Berkeley and someone from a more 'conservative' Middle Eastern country would BOTH laugh about? Is it politics, religion, world leaders, gender wars?

    Thanks & continued success,

    Keira
    NY

    January 4, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Reply
  9. Joseph K

    do you hope to educate people with your humor?

    January 6, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Reply

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