Cool People. 4 Questions. 1 Bottle of Wine #VINO4
Smart (UC Berkeley), handsome and very funny. We sat down and asked comedian, actor, producer, writer and all around swell guy Maz Jobrani 4 questions - one for each glass of wine. Have a glass of something Italian (he minored in Italian) and enjoy.
Your shows always have a mixed crowd - why do you think you're able to achieve such diversity at your shows?
I talk about international stuff. I've traveled a lot and the world interests me. Besides, we all have a lot more in common than some people would like to admit. Let's stop hating and let's laugh together - that should be my motto
In addition to touring, what project are you working on for this year?
My book comes out Feb. 17th so I'm excited about that. It's called "I'm Not a Terrorist, but I've Played One on TV." Then I'd like to get my film, Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero distributed by early summer.
Editor Note: Jimmy Vestwood: Amerikan Hero debuted at the Austin Film Festival to positive reviews.
You're a hip hop fan, do you see Jay Z in the near future rapping about Cabernet or Viognier as he did with Ace of Spade (then bought the brand!)?
Cabernet is a good word to rap about because it rhymes with a lot of things - valet, hay, play, stay, say say say, you get the point. So why not?
Editor Note: I think we need to ask Maz to drop 16 bars for us! If you agree hashtag #Maz16Bars
Last romantic meal with your wife? Where and what did you have?
Well it wasn't that it was so romantic as much as it was us being alone - meaning no kids to scream at to eat their broccoli. It was a place called Oysterette just a few nights ago. Obviously we had some oysters and also some beer.
When it's all said and done do you want to be described as an Iranian comedian or a comedian?
A comedian that happens to be Iranian/American.
Bonus question: My 3 year wold would like to know your preference on water.
Whatever comes from the fridge. I figure people in some parts of the world drink some dirty water and live to tell the story. So if mine ain't bottled it can't be that bad!