Did you hear the one about the Iranian-American? | Maz Jobrani

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  • Published on:  Thursday, August 19, 2010
  • http://www.ted.com A founding member of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, standup comic Maz Jobrani riffs on the challenges and conflicts of being Iranian-American -- "like, part of me thinks I should have a nuclear program; the other part thinks I can't be trusted ..."TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate. Watch a highlight reel of the Top 10 TEDTalks at http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/top10Follow us on Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/tednewsCheckout our Facebook page for TED exclusiveshttps://www.facebook.com/TED
  • Source: https://youtu.be/RmXiItk49Gw


  • lili M

     3 years ago

    What's wrong with this crowd? Did they have a heavy food prior to the show or dont know how to laugh?!

  • J_For Freedom

     4 days ago

    its because they have to check around to be sure they can laugh without loosing their head before they do... sometimes the joke have pass and hes in another one already... sad to see really.

  • DJ Jordan

     14 days ago

    Perhaps they are afraid to laugh because you know that raccccccccccccccissss. Label.

  • Dingle Donger

     5 years ago

    Great comedian but tough crowd

  • Matt Jace

     23 days ago

    Also, I bet the median blood-alcohol level is much lower at a TED Talk than in a comedy club.

  • mo3taz222

     2 years ago

    why do we have the Irani Saudi, Shia/Sunni conflict why can't we live in peace I'm from Saudi Arabia I don't have any conflict with any Iranian person I hope we as citizens leave the politics behind and try to spread the love and peace between each other through social mediarespect..

  • Zolfe Lee

     2 days ago

    It's the devil worshipper salman bin ladin who hates any and every one

  • Kris Minten

     14 days ago

    inferiority complex of our "leaders" (sic) and politicians

  • Richard Khobs

     4 years ago

    I'm a huge fan of Russell Peters but this guy is equally funny. I'd love to visit Iran and the middle East. By the way I love your food but i understand in North America our medias are too biased and they are responsible for spreading negative stereotypes. All that being said "Love from Canada". Let's continue celebrating life together:) I'm a huge fan of Ted too. The best nonprofit organization.

  • cyndy t

     20 days ago

    As unbelievable as it is, there are still Americans that believe the USG when the "leaders" make claims similar to the false propaganda of Iraq has WMDs, such as accusing Iran of "attacking oil tankers". Who attacked the tankers ? Maybe I am foolish, but I will blame those that brag about past incidents while planning future attacks.From 2012https://www.businessinsider.com/top-researcher-suggests-israel-get-nastier-with-iran-sink-sub-illicit-false-flag-2012-9https://youtu.be/...

  • cyndy t

     20 days ago

    Equally important is understanding the real foriegn policy of the USG and who controls it. Many Americans mistakenly believe the USA is a sovereign country and that their politicians represent them and are working toward the best interest of the citizens of the US.https://youtu.be/RVsB07CcSNwEconomic Hit Man This war is for ushttp://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/2125

  • Waltham1892

     3 years ago

    Folks, the audience is fine. They just don't have mic's to pick up the laughter.He's killing (so to speak...)

  • Warn Ingyou

     25 days ago

    you could see many of their faces..just not his crowd

  • nk

     4 months ago

    Could be The white joke..

  • I’m already Tracer

     2 years ago

    Absolutely the best comedian who is very funny and never tell swear words

  • Zero to Awesome

     3 months ago

    @Rui SerrazinaHe actually did, just very rarely.

  • Zero to Awesome

     3 months ago

    @I’m already TracerBut he did swear...

  • kev in

     3 years ago

    just visited Tehran for three weeks and it was incredible. would never believe how nice it looks over there

  • Fereydoon Besharti

     14 days ago

    دوست خوب من در لس انجلس زندگی میگنم و همه میدونند گه گالیفرنیا یگی از بهترین ایالات امریگا است نمیدونم شما در شهرهای اطراف لس انجاس رفتین شهرگهای ایران بخصوص شمال ایران خیلی بهتر از لس انجلس هست دوست خوب امریگا اونی گه مردم در ایران تصور میگنند نیست واقعن بعضی از جاهای امریگا از دهات گورهای ایران بدتره حالا یگ عده دهاتی گه از گوهای ایران امدن بازم گامنت میزارند نه انیطور نیست برو دانتان لس انجلس والله دانتان تهران خیلی بهتره اقلان ادم چند تا ادم بامعرفت میبینه اینجا ادم گوسفند میبینه تهران بسیار زیبا ...

  • fanzy1338

     4 years ago

    what a tough crowd. This crowd should have gone to opera not standup comedy.

  • g mun22

     6 months ago

    Well they did go to a TED talk not a comedy club. Regardless, I don't think they're a 'tough crowd'.

  • TheHazeist

     5 years ago

    This guy is brilliant. Intelligent comedy. Similar to Dave Chapelle.

  • ZTruth NY

     27 days ago

    TheHazeist Not even remotely close. Two different styles and crowds.

  • the truth nothing but the truth

     1 years ago

    no way dave chappel is a legend

  • Lumpy970253

     1 years ago

    Because of Maz, I became to like Iran.Thanks and love from Taiwan.

  • Dan. Layeghi

     1 months ago