Max Amini
Max Amini
Amini in June 2021
Birth nameMax Amini (مکس امینی)
Born (1981-09-20) September 20, 1981 (age 41)
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
MediumStand-up, television, film
NationalityAmerican, Iranian
Years active2002–present
GenresObservational comedy, Satire, Physical Comedy
Subject(s)Relationships, Family
WebsiteMax Amini

Max Amini (Persian: مکس امینی)(born in 1981 in Tucson, Arizona) is an Iranian-American comedian, actor, producer, and director.[1] Max is known primarily as a world touring stand-up comedian, and has appeared on shows such as NBC's Heroes, Netflix's Real Rob with Rob Schneider, and Comedy Central's Mind of Mencia. On an episode of Spike's Car Radio Podcast, Jerry Seinfeld named Max Amini one of the top comedians to watch.[2] Max established his production company, Abstraction Media in 2010, and has sold projects to networks such as Voice Of America, Discovery, and more.[3] Other projects include directing a Netflix original stand-up special, Enissa Amani: Erhenwort, and the feature film, James The Second, set to release in 2022. [4]

Early life and education

Max Amini was born in Tucson, Arizona, to Iranian parents who immigrated after the 1979 revolution. He went to a high school in Washington, D.C. and then moved to California and graduated from the school of Theater, Film and Television at UCLA in 2004. Amini's father is an ethnic Persian from Isfahan and his mother is an Iranian Azerbaijani from Tabriz.[5]

Stand-up comedy

Amini began his stand-up comedy career in 2002 at the LA Improv, he developed a stand-up comedy tour named "Exotic Imports" and has since performed worldwide. [6] Amini has multiple hour comedy specials and continues to tour, and perform regularly at the Hollywood Laugh Factory. [7]


Amini is an actor with film and TV credits including NBC's Heroes, Netflix's Real Rob with Rob Schneider, Comedy Central's Mind of Mencia, and his leading role in the movie How Beer Pong Saved my Life, released in 2010.[8]


  1. ^ "Laugh Factory Profile". Archived from the original on 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2009-04-22.
  2. ^ "Spike's Car Radio: Jerry Seinfeld on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved 2022-01-20.
  3. ^ "Abstraction Media". Abstraction Media. Retrieved 2022-01-20.
  4. ^ "Abstraction Media". Abstraction Media. Retrieved 2022-01-20.
  5. ^ Max Amini (2011-09-03), Iranian Comedian Max Amini in FARSI – UCLA (Part 2), archived from the original on 2021-12-20, retrieved 2016-03-31
  6. ^ "The Max Amini Channel | Laugh Factory Comedy Network". Retrieved 2022-01-20.
  7. ^ "Hollywood's Best Stand Up Comedy Club | Laugh Factory". Retrieved 2022-01-20.
  8. ^ "IMDB Profile". IMDb. Retrieved 2009-04-22.

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