Category Archives: Muslim Comedians

Aasif Mandvi

Aasif Mandvi made his television debut as a doorman at the Biltmore Hotel in the episode “Line of Fire” of the series Miami Vice.
In 2006, Mandvi auditioned for The Daily Show, was hired immediately and appeared on the show the same day. Mandvi became a regular correspondent in 2007. He often appears in segments satirizing and commenting on Islamic, Middle-Eastern, and South-Asian-related issues with such titles as “Senior Asian Correspondent,” “Senior Middle East Correspondent,” “Senior Foreign Looking Correspondent,” and “Senior Muslim Correspondent.”

In October 2013, during a segment on The Daily Show, Aasif Mandvi’s interview with Don Yelton led to Yelton’s resignation from the North Carolina Republican Party office.

Maz Jobrani

Maziyar “Maz” Jobrani, also known as Persian Pink Panther, is an Iranian-American comedian and part of the Axis of Evil comedy group, which appeared on Comedy Central. Jobrani has also worked in numerous films, television shows, including Better Off Ted, on radio, and in comedy clubs. His filmography includes roles in The Interpreter, Friday After Next, and Dragonfly.

Jobrani has since made appearances on The Colbert Report, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Talkshow with Spike Feresten, “Whitney”, and regularly performs at top comedy clubs in California and New York.

Preacher Moss

A writer for “The Damon Wayans Show” and “Saturday Night Live,” his comedy stylings are distinguished for sculpting rare glimpses of truth out of everyday life. He is intellectual, yet humble. Hhis audiences come to listen, laugh and reflect. Armed with a rare comedic ability, Preacher Moss is on the “End of Racism” Comedy and Lecture Tour. With his insight on “racial understanding vs. racial interaction” he has quickly become the funniest social commentator on the college scene today.

Asked the formula for performing the “End of Racism” Comedy and Lecture Tour, Preacher Moss responded, “Every performance, I invite the audience to revisit the art of reason.”  It’s a trust formula talking about sensitive subjects like racism.

Selected: Association for Campus Activities 2008 “Best Diversity Act”
Nominated: Campus Activities Today 2009 “Best Diversity Act”
Nominated: Association for Campus Activities 2009 “Best Diversity Event”
Nominated: Association for Campus Activities 2009 “Comedian of the Year”
Recipient: 2009 “Muslim Forerunners” Award by the MSN
Recipient 2005 MPAC Media Award for “Voices of Courage and Conscience”