Comedian Maz Jobrani On Immigration, Trump, And Hollywood Stereotypes

Jun 22, 2018

Writer, actor and comedian Maz Jobrani has been using humor to talk about race and stereotypes in American culture for more than a decade.

Jobrani, who is Iranian-American, has tackled these sensitive subjects through stand up comedy, including last year’s protests surrounding President Trump’s travel ban.



Listeners may recognize Maz Jobrani from NPR's "Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me," where he's been a panelist for several years.

The comedian is in Atlanta for a series of shows at the Punchline, including two shows on Friday and three on Saturday.

Jobrani sits down with GPB's Leah Fleming to talk about his style of comedy, immigration and the familiar stereotypes that often plague actors of Middle Eastern descent.