Comedian MAZ JOBRANI Reschedules April Engagement at The Den Theatre Due to Coronavirus
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, comedian Maz Jobrani has rescheduled his upcoming engagement at The Den Theatre, originally scheduled for April 16 – 18, 2020. Jobrani’s stand-up tour will now play Friday, August 7 & Saturday, August 8 at 7:30 pm on The Den’s Heath Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tehran Von Ghasri opens. The Den staff is currently contacting patrons to transfer tickets and process refunds. Tickets ($35 general admission, $45 – $65 VIP seating) are also available for purchase at www.thedentheatre.com or by calling (773) 697-3830. Recommended ages 18+.
Maz Jobrani was most recently seen playing the loveable “Fawz” on the CBS comedy Superior Donuts as a series regular. He can often be seen on television’s most popular shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Detour, Last Man Standing and Shameless. Maz starred as the title character in the award-winning indie comedy, Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero, a feature which he co-wrote and co-produced and is now available on all major outlets online. He’s co-starred in many additional films, including Sydney Pollack’s The Interpreter, Disney’s Descendants and Ice Cube’s Friday After Next. Maz’s original Netflix standup special Immigrant was filmed at the prestigious Kennedy Center and is currently available for streaming. He’s also released three additional solo specials on Showtime including: Brown and Friendly, I Come In Peace and I’m Not a Terrorist, But I’ve Played One On TV. In the spring of 2016, he performed at the White House where he had the privilege of introducing Michelle Obama. As a UC Berkeley alum, Maz gave the keynote speech to the graduating class of 2017. Maz served as the host for the 45th International Emmy’s in New York. He was a founding member of “The Axis of Evil” comedy tour, which aired on Comedy Central. He is a regular panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! and has given two TED Talks. His LA Times Best Selling Book, I’m Not a Terrorist, But I’ve Played One On TV, was published by Simon & Schuster. Maz executive produced Everything Must Change, a documentary about his sister’s battle with breast cancer which is currently available on iTunes. Maz hosts his own podcast Back to School with Maz Jobrani with the All Things Comedy Network.
Tehran Von Ghasri is a comedian, TV personality, actor, host, writer and social activist. A Washington, D.C. native, Tehran was born to an Iranian father and African-American mother with Zoroastrian, Muslim, Baptist and Jewish grandparents making him and his comedy as international and culturally diverse as they come. Armed with double undergrad degrees, Masters, and a JD, Tehran combines his education with life experience, unique cultural perspective and universal charm to bring comedy, social commentary and activism alive on stage. A mix of Dave Chapelle meets Maz Jobrani, you can find Tehran online @IAmTehran, hosting his own show every Monday/Thursday at the world-famous Laugh Factory, on his Dash XM Radio show/podcast Imperfect Gentlemen every Tuesday, or on Back to School with Maz Jobrani on ATC.
Friday, August 7 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 8 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $35 general admission; $45 VIP mezzanine table seating with cocktail service; $65 VIP up front table seating with cocktail service.
About The Den Theatre
Artistic Director Ryan Martin opened The Den in 2010 in the Wicker Park neighborhood with a single theatre space. Now celebrating its tenth year, The Den is a multi-level live entertainment venue that boasts seven intimate and unique theaters ranging from 50 – 300 seats, plus a convertible cabaret space. The first floor houses The Den’s Haven Lounge – a full-service coffee shop and bar where neighbors, audiences and like-minded culture hounds gather to drink, eat, talk, read, watch, think, listen and live. Currently, The Den is home to four resident theatre companies including First Floor Theater, Haven, The New Colony and Broken Nose Theatre. Hundreds of other companies and artists from Chicago and beyond have called The Den home – from national names to local stars, The Den consistently plays host to a lineup of exciting and diverse talent. As a building created for interdisciplinary arts, The Den has accommodated a wide variety of programming, including plays, musicals, film screenings, live music, dance, improv and stand-up comedy, seminars and speaking engagements. For additional information, visit www.thedentheatre.com.