Max Amini

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Max Amini
Max Amini Persian American Stand Up Comedian 2015.jpg
Max Amini, Iranian American Stand Up Comedian in Amsterdam, 2015
Born (1981-09-20) September 20, 1981 (age 34)
Tucson, Arizona
Medium Stand-up, Television, Film
Nationality American, Iranian
Years active 2002–present
Genres Observational comedy, Satire
Subject(s) Racism/Race relations, Islamophobia, Iranian culture,
Middle East
Website Max Amini

Max Amini (Persian: مکس امینی) born in Tucson, Arizona is an Iranian American comedian.[1] He is trilingual in English, Persian and Azeri Turkish.[2][3] Max Amini was born in Tucson Arizona, to Iranian parents who immigrated to Arizona. He was raised on the West Coast and graduated from UCLA's school of Theater, Film and Television in 2004. As an actor, Max has numerous film and television credits including NBC's Heroes, regular appearances on Comedy Central's 'Mind of Mencia, and a leading role in the film "How Beer Pong Saved my Life".

Early life and education[edit]

Iran is a multiethnic country. His father is an Azerbaijani from Tabriz and his mother is a Persian from Esfahan.[4] Max began his stand-up comedy career in 2002 at the LA Improv. The show was part of a comedy workshop class final and despite his own inhibitions as the "worst kid in class" by the end of his set the audience was thoroughly enthused with the performance they'd just seen. Since then he hasn't stopped. For nine years Max has performed across the globe, expressing his views on family and cultural topics through his spectacular theatrics and energetic humor. He was chosen as one of the finalists for NBC's Diversity Showcase in 2009, and he developed a stand-up comedy tour, named "Exotic Imports" featuring second-generation Americans coming from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Max performs nightly at comedy clubs in Los Angeles, and you can also catch him in the upcoming Ramin Niami film Shirin in Love.

Stand-up comedy[edit]

Primarily a stand-up comedian, Max regularly performs at Comedy Store and Laugh Factory in Los Angeles when not performing shows around the world. He started a stand-up comedy show, named "Exotic Imports", featuring second-generation Americans coming from diverse cultural backgrounds.[5] He was recently chosen as one of the finalists for NBC's Diversity Showcase, and finished taping his first special on Showtime on December 12, 2009.[6] In 2012 he was chosen for the CBS Diversity Comedy Showcase, a known career launching point for many of the shows alum. Max currently tours throughout the world doing Comedy shows, recently performing in Canada, the UK, Emirates, Germany, Australia and throughout the United States.

Acting[edit]

He’s an actor with numerous film and TV credits including NBC’s Heroes, Comedy Central's Mind of Mencia, and his leading role in the movie How Beer Pong Saved my Life, released in 2010.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Laugh Factory Profile". Retrieved 2009-04-22. 
  2. ^ "Diverse City NBC". Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  3. ^ Max Amini (2016-06-04), Iranian Comedian Max Amini in Azeri Turkish, retrieved 2016-03-31 
  4. ^ Max Amini (2011-09-03), Iranian Comedian Max Amini in FARSI - UCLA (Part 2), retrieved 2016-03-31 
  5. ^ "ED Magik TV Article". Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  6. ^ a b "Laugh Stub Profile". Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  7. ^ "IMDB Profile". Retrieved 2009-04-22. 

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