Tehran Von Ghasri
|Tehran Von Ghasri|
|Born||Washington, D.C., United States|
|Medium||Stand-up, film, television|
|Education||George Mason University|
|Genres||Observational comedy, satire|
|Subject(s)||Race relations, Iranophobia, Iranian culture, African-American culture|
Middle East relations
Tehran Von Ghasri, or simply Tehran Ghasri (Persian: تهران قصری, Persian pronunciation: [tehrɑːn ɢæsriː]), professionally known as Tehran or sometimes Tehran SoParvaz, is an American international comedian, actor, host, television and radio personality, entertainer and he is of African-American and Persian descent. Tehran was brought up in Washington D.C. where he started his career. He is a bilingual comedian in Persian and English.
Tehran Ghasri was born in Washington D.C. to an Iranian father and African-American mother, who met each other in the college. Tehran's family is multicultural and multi-religious as well. 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.
His religious background is Muslim, Zoroastrian, Christian, and Jewish. Tehran had a bar mitzvah and has participated in numerous religious and culturally affiliated ceremonies. Tehran speaks several languages including Persian, which he also reads and writes, fluently.
In a television 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. followed by a performance by Maz Jobrani at George Washington University which Maz encouraged him to move to Los Angeles and pursue comedy full time. Tehran holds degrees in international politics, economics from George Mason University.
Tehran has hosted his own radio and television shows on Rangarang and Tapesh satellite television, both of them are US-based Persian language television channels. He also performs stand-up comedy in clubs all over the United States, mostly at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles.
|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|
|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|
|2012||Shahs of Sunset||Himself||Episode: "Please Bring a Man"|
|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|
|2017||Nowrooz 1396 Ceremony||Himself||TV special|
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- "Minutes with Max Amini: Tehran FARSI Interview" (Video). YouTube (in Persian). January 27, 2016. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
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