Maz Jobrani is best known as a founding member of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, which featured some of the top Middle Eastern-American comics in the world. The Axis of Evil Comedy Central Special premiered in 2007 as the first show on American TV with an all Middle Eastern/American cast. The tour started in the US and later went to the Middle East in the fall of 2007, selling out 27 shows in Dubai, Beirut, Cairo, Kuwait, and Amman -where they performed for the King and Queen of Jordan.
Maz has starred in many movies including Friday After Next, The Interpreter, and 13 Going on 30. He has also guest starred for many TV shows. He has been a regular on ABC’s Knights of Prosperity as well as FOX’s Life on a Stick.
Maz was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he caught the acting bug in 8th grade. He studied theater throughout high school, and then went on to earn a BA in Political Science and Italian at UC Berkeley. In the fall of 1994, while beginning a Ph.D. program in Political Science at UCLA, he visited the university’s prestigious theater program – and was immediately hooked on acting again. This led to him dropping out of the Ph.D. program to pursue his childhood passion.