STARRING MAZ JOBRANI
Maz Jobrani is a founding member of The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, which aired on Comedy Central, had his own Showtime comedy special, Brown and Friendly, and has done standup comedy around the world, including the Middle East where he performed in front of the King of Jordan. Maz starred in the films Friday After Next, 13 Going on 30, and The Interpreter. On TV he was a regular on ABC's Knights of Prosperity and FOX's Life on a Stick. He also recurred on ABC's Better Off Ted. Maz has guest starred on Curb Your Enthusiasm, 24, ER, NYPD Blue, and most recently on Traffic Light. He has performed his standup on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Lopez Tonight. He has also been featured on NPR, CNN, The BBC and in print in The New York Times, Time Magazine, and Newsweek.
Q. How did you get involved in David?
A. My manager, Ray Moheet, found it and put me in touch with the filmmakers. I really liked the message they were trying to get across and after a few phone conversations about some of the content I came on board.
Q. What was your favorite moment on set?
A. Well I loved the very positive energy we had throughout my few days with the crew. But I've got to say my favorite moment was when I did my "why did the chicken cross the road" joke with one of the actors who had no idea what the hell I was talking about. We've got it on film and I laugh every time I watch it.
Q. How do you connect with the stories in the film?
A. I really loved the message of the film. I also could relate to the role of a strict father and his wife and kids. Although my father wasn't as strict growing up he did have some of those tendencies so it was very relatable.
Q. What did you bring to the role of Daud's Father?
A. I enjoyed playing Daud's father because it allowed me to show some range with the character. I think after talking to the writers and producers we all agreed that we would give the father an arc that would basically redeem him at the end. I was very proud of that message.
Q. Other comments you would like to make?
A. Joel Fendelman for President!