Jobrani was born in Iran. He and his parents moved to California when he was six years old. He was influenced to aim for a different career by his family and started a PhD program in political science but went back to the theatre program at UCLA, auditioned for a play and got in. He quickly realized that he loved being on stage and loved doing the plays. He decided to focus solely on just that. Jobrani is now a founding member of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour who have also appeared on Comedy Central. Along with his appearance in numerous films, featured on the radio, in comedy clubs, and television shows, Jobrani has appeared on Better Off Ted, The Interpreter, Friday After Next, Superior Donuts, and Dragonfly. You can find some of his specials even on Netflix.