Subscribe to Berkeley Talks, a Berkeley News podcast that features lectures and conversations at UC Berkeley.
In this Berkeley Talks episode, we revisit an interview that we first shared in 2019:
Growing up in an immigrant family, comedian Maz Jobrani knew his parents wanted him to be a lawyer or doctor, maybe an engineer. When he became a comedian, he says, the whole community was sad for the family. “They were like, ‘Did you hear about Jobrani’s son? Yeah, it’s a shame. He’s almost a drug dealer.”
In February 2019, Jobrani was a guest on the Science of Happiness, a podcast from the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. In his episode, called “Notice the Good in Your Life,” Jobrani talks with host Dacher Keltner, a psychology professor and the founder and faculty director of the Greater Good Science Center, about his 2017 stand-up special on Netflix, Immigrant.
Listen to the full conversation in Berkeley Talks episode #104: “Comedian Maz Jobrani on noticing the good in his life.”