Tehran Von Ghasri

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Tehran Von Ghasri
BornWashington, D.C., United States
MediumStand-up, film, television
NationalityAmerican, Iranian
EducationGeorge Mason University
Years active2012–present
GenresObservational comedy, satire
Subject(s)Racism/Race relations, Iranophobia, Iranian culture, African-American culture
Middle East
WebsiteI Am Tehran
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Tehran Von Ghasri or simply Tehran Ghasri (Persian: تهران قصری‎, Persian pronunciation: [tehrɑːn qæsriː]), professionally known as Tehran or sometimes Tehran SoParvaz, is an Iranian-American international comedian, actor, host, television and radio personality, entertainer of African-American and Persian descent. A close friend to Max Amini, Tehran was brought up in Washington D.C. where he started his career. Half Persian, half Black, He is a bilingual comedian in Persian and English.[1][2][3][4]

He was named after Tehran, the capital of Iran. As he said, his parents chose the name Tehran as a reminder of his Persian roots and culture.[5]

Early life[edit]

Tehran Ghasri was born in Washington D.C. to an Iranian father and African-American mother, both of them met each other in the university. In a TV show launched by VOA Persian which called "Minutes With Max Amini" , he revealed his long-time friendship with Max Amini and said that Amini was his first motivator to be a comedian.[6] Tehran holds degrees in international politics and economics from George Mason University.[7]

Early career[edit]

Tehran has hosted his own radio and TV shows on Rangarang and Tapesh Satellite TV, both of them are US-Based Persian language TV channels. He also performs stand-up comedy in clubs all over the U.S, mostly in Laugh Factory.[7]



Year Title Role Notes
2015 Maul Dogs Tehran Snipes Supporting role
2016 Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero D.J. at Wedding Supporting role
2018 Fury of the Fist and the Golden Fleece Count Blackula
2019 American Typecast Nick


Year Title Role Notes
2014 GGN: Snoop Dogg's Double G News Network Kool-Aid Man Episode: "GGN How to Be Kool - Snoop & the Kool-Aid Man"
2015 Get Your Life Sketchy Waterer Guy Episode: "Girl Get Your NYPTSD"
2018 Pennies for Your Thoughts Charlie
2018-2019 The Real Witches of West Hollywood Ray J

Other Work[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Shahs of Sunset Himself Episode: "Please Bring a Man"
2013 @SummerBreak Himself 2 episodes
2014 A Splash of Nowruz Himself Documentary short
TakePart Live Himself - Daily Contributor 86 episodes
Revolt Live Himself Episode dated 28 October 2014
Speed Date Inn Cool Short film
2015 NOWRUZ: Lost and Found Documentary
2016 SoMe Himself 8 episodes
2017 Nowrooz 1396 Ceremony Himself TV special
2018 Travel Ban Himself Documentary

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Tehrangeles series Tehran Von Ghasri". BROWNBOOK. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  2. ^ "Tehran Von Ghasri". LA Review of Books. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  3. ^ "Imperfect Gentleman Says Being Persian Is Hip". npr. March 20, 2013. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  4. ^ "Presenter Spotlight 2015: Comedian Tehran Von Ghasri". mixedremixed. May 1, 2015. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  5. ^ "About Tehran". I Am Tehran. Retrieved August 10, 2017.
  6. ^ "Minutes with Max Amini: Tehran FARSI Interview" (Video). YouTube (in Persian). January 27, 2016. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Tehran Ghasri – Actor/Comedian". Pars Times. Retrieved May 28, 2017.

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