Maz Jobrani, who plays Fawz
What’s his deal? Jobrani moved from Iran to California when he was 6 years old and, as you can imagine, experienced quite a culture shock, as explained in his book I'm Not a Terrorist but I've Played One on TV: Memoirs of a Middle Eastern Funny Man.
For the past 20 years, this skilled standup has kept people laughing and doesn't discriminate between audiences. Whether he's performing in front of the King of Jordan or the President of the United States, Jobrani has one objective: Make people think.
Plus, inspiring a spit take never hurts, either.
Résumé: TV credits include Grey's Anatomy, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and True Blood; film credits include The Interpreter, 13 Going On 30, Friday After Next, Better Off Ted, and Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero.
Words to live by: "Even if you take offense at certain things, when you see them through a comedic light, it helps you to see the ridiculousness. That's the tightrope of comedy." (Maz Jobrani in an interview with The L.A. Times)