His family came to the United States from Iran when Jobrani was 6 years old. And for his upcoming Netflix special, the 45-year-old comedian is fully embracing that journey.
Jobrani elaborated on the reason he chose to use imagery of himself in the poster for his special.
“My point I’m trying to make is that when you say no to immigrants and refugees, these are the people you’re turning away. You’re turning away kids,” Jobrani said. “5-year-old, six-year-old, 7-year-old kids and their families who are looking for a better life. And I don’t think that’s American, I think that’s very un-American.”
The Dean Obeidallah Show airs weekdays at 6 pm ET on SiriusXM Progress (Ch. 127)