Max Amini, born in Tucson, Arizona, from a Persian heritage was raised on the East Coast and graduated from UCLA’s school of Theater, Film and Television in 2004. As an actor, Max has over 50 film and television credits including NBC’s Heroes, regular appearances on Comedy Central’s Mind of Mencia and a leading role in the upcoming feature film Beyond Paradise.
While in college Max launched his stand up comedy career in 2002. He quickly built a reputation as one of the fastest growing comedians in the Los Angeles comedy circuit. In 2006 the world famous Laugh Factory in Hollywood recognized Max’s brilliant performances, hard work and dedication to his craft and made him a resident comic. In 2009 Max was chosen as one of the finalists for NBC’s Diversity Showcase. He would later use this experience to develop a stand-up comedy tour in 2010 named “Exotic Imports” featuring second-generation Americans coming from diverse cultural backgrounds. His tour was very successful and sold out across the country.
Max is now headlining his own shows and has taken his tours internationally selling out around the world in Canada, UK, Australia, Germany, Dubai, Sweden, Kula Lumpur… Demanding to see Max in action fans push Max to add additional shows on his world tours to accommodate his fan base. While his international popularity grows, his online presence also persists with his YouTube channel garnering over 10 million views today.
Through an array of eccentric impressions and novel story telling, Max expresses his comedy by delivering a strong message about family ties, cultural aspects, and social topics. What really sets Max apart from most comedians is his uncanny ability to improvise and create on the spot. This makes him unique as an entertainer that it’s not uncommon for an audience member to sit through two Max Amini shows in one night and find two totally different performances.