Review: Maz Jobrani, “Immigrant” on Netflix

You can see Maz Jobrani on the new CBS sitcom, Superior Donuts, and hear about his life in Episode #91 of my podcast, Last Things First.

Now he has just released his fourth solo stand-up special, and first for Netflix, called Immigrant. Jobrani recorded it in D.C. to help put a spotlight on the immigrant experience in America under Trump.

And as for that new guy in the White House, Jobrani says…as I wrote in my review for Decider:

Jobrani describes Donald Trump as a Saturday Night Live sketch that refuses to end. The new president certainly isn’t a boon for comedians. “You know, as a comedian, it’s been really hard to keep up with Trump, because he says so much crazy shit all the time,” Jobrani laments. The audience boos when he mentions Kellyanne Conway. And when the comedian declares that Trump’s not qualified to be president, he receives an applause break. To which he quickly clarifies: “None of us are qualified – well no, this is the Kennedy Center – two of you are qualified. But most people are not qualified to be the President…it’s not the managerial position at Carl’s Jr.”

Read my full review of Maz Jobrani: Immigrant on Decider.

Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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