James returns - he reveals that a psychiatrist has put him on drugs because he's shy. Allan Stevens takes the stage and gets friendly with the audience, especially the women. Then he tells Dom and James about the history of L.A. comedy. Then, Cash Levy lets loose with cheeky words of wisdom, and Maz Jobrani unleashes some Middle Eastern-flavored zingers.Allan StevensAllan Stevens has a long and illustrious career in comedy and has performed alongside many of the greats. Aside from performing stand-up comedy, he worked as a writer on the hit sitcom Roseanne. Cash LevyCash Levy has been seen on Comedy Central, Fox, NBC, and the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He can be heard daily on XM Radio, Sirius, and he's appeared on The Bob and Tom Show. With 15 years of stand-up comedy expertise and national exposure, Cash has entertained at sold-out comedy clubs throughout the country. Maz JobraniIn the fall of 1994, while beginning his Ph.D. in political science at UCLA, Maz Jobrani visited the university's prestigious theater program. He was instantly hooked, and this led him to drop out of the program and pursue his childhood passion of acting and comedy. Maz has become one of the country's top comedians, and he is a member of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, which features some of the top Middle Eastern-American comics in the world. Their Comedy Central Special premiered in 2007 as the first all Middle Eastern show on American TV. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/lafa/071002/pf_lafa_071002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week in the Laugh Factory, you'll hear great sets from Maz Jobrani, Rich Vos, and Capone. Maz Jobrani says Asians are breaking stereotypes while Middle Easterners are doing just the opposite, and he explains why none of the neighborhood kids wanted to play hide and seek with Osama bin Laden. Then, Rich Vos tries to incite violence between Arabs and Jews in the audience and talks to Dom about what it's like to compete for gigs with his wife (comedian Bonnie McFarlane). Finally, Capone takes the stage and says we're at our most racist when behind the wheel - and it's time to bring fun back. Maz Jobrani Born in Tehran, Iran, Maz Jobrani grew up in the Bay Area. He's appeared in numerous movie and TV roles, but is best known for his role as Moly in Ice Cube's Friday After Next. On TV, he currently plays Gourishankar "Gary" Subramaniam on ABC's Knights of Prosperity. He's a member of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, which features some of the top Middle Eastern-American comics in the world. Rich Vos Rich Vos' ability to perform in front of any audience has landed him television appearancess as varied as being the first white comic on Def Jam to performing on The View. Rich was the breakout star of NBC's Last Comic Standing (Seasons 1 and 3), was a regular guest on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, and wrote for Chris Rock when he hosted The Academy Awards in 2005. He's a regular on the Opie and Anthony radio show. Capone Bronx native Capone currently serves as host for Amateur Night at the Apollo, Apollo on Tour, and Showtime at the Apollo. He's also MC for the Wendy Williams Comedy Experience at The Laugh Factory and NY's Comedy at the Movies. In addition, he has performed on Comedy Central TV's Comic Grove and in many other venues. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rich Vos, Maz Jobrani, Capone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/lafa/070501/pf_lafa_070501_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.