2009 -- Actor: Persian in COMEDY COURSE; Stand-Up Comedian: Sketch Night.
Amir is one of the fastest rising young comedians in Los Angeles. Born in Tehran, Iran and raised in Southern California, his comedy is a hilarious blend of character work, storytelling and improvisation shaped by a multi-cultural upbringing. Amir credits his early exposure to English as a second language for his uncanny ability to imitate and impersonate. Amir has been entertaining friends and family as early as he can remember, but got the true compulsion to pursue a career in entertainment when he was asked to host a variety show for his junior high-school. The rush from his first “gig” was enough to make Amir realize his true passion to entertain. From junior high on, Amir treated ever class as a 50 minute comedy show, where he would try to get as many laughs as possible from his classmates. As a result of his classroom antics, Amir was voted class clown which did not sit to well with his strict father. Encouraged by his parents to redirect his focus towards school, Amir tried his best to suppress his inner comedian. After graduating high-school, Amir attended Orange Coast Community College where he covertly joined a sketch/improv comedy troupe to have some sort of comedic outlet. After a year with the comedy troupe Amir was accepted to UCLA where he again found himself suppressing his passion for comedy in order to focus on school. During his second year at UCLA, Amir could not contain his urge to entertain any longer so he auditioned for an Improv troupe in Westwood where he would hone the art of improvisation for the next two years. In the summer of 2004 Amir graduated with Latin honors and within one year owned and operated his own real estate appraisal firm in Huntington Beach, California. It did not take long in the business world for Amir to realize that the daily 9 to 5 was not for him. In 2008, Amir moved back to Los Angeles to pursue his true love, Comedy. Amir’s raw talent is showcased on a nightly basis at various venues including comedy clubs and playhouses in and around the Los Angeles area. www.amircomedy.com