Amir K (MADTV/Comedy Central) talks moving to California from Tehran as kid, lying about cleaning pools for money, being fired from scooping ice cream, and getting rich before the real estate market crashed in 2008, all before he started doing stand up where he and Brooks met in 2009. Follow Amir: https://twitter.com/amircomedy?lang=en Join the Patreon: http://patreon.com/entrylevelwithbrookswheelan The mugs are for sale: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore Get 12 free meals from HelloFresh: HelloFresh.com/12brooksSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This Episode is another crossover . Amir is a Comedian that performs at the Comedy Store , Laugh Factory and Was on Mad TV. He also is a Saltwater Angler that likes to fish for Calico .To support the podcast click on the link below to become a Patreon Member https://www.patreon.com/CastandcrankThis month the podcast is sponsored by 86 Baits .3 People will win a Gizzard Shad Doom Rider GO GRAB SOME NEW MERCH IN LINK BELOW https://castandcrankpodcast.com/collections/cast-and-crank-shop
Host: Michael Lenoci Directed By: Mark Acomb Produced By: Michael Lenoci & Mark Acomb Guests: Amir K & JR Cruz Special Thanks To: Dante Chang and Flashback & Amir Kabiri Patreon Producers: Jewels Kraft, Shirley Desear, Melissa Ellis, Debra Jo Hendershot Email TheTakeoverwithMichaelLenoci@gmail.com with your questions. For up coming tour dates visit www.michaellenoci.com #michaellenoci Tweet your questions and spread the love using the hashtag #TheTakeoverPod on twitter and everywhere else or DM TheTakeoverpod on instagram and don't forget to rate, review, listen on iTunes, Google, Spotify, Stitcher or your favorite podcast app.
Amir K stops by the podcast to chat about such topics as following your passion, money isn't everything, hard work pays off, the power of laughter, and not sweating the small stuff. Amir's love for what he does clearly shines through in his performance and personality. His nonchalant demeanor and witty charm combined with his hilarious razor sharp observational skills pull you in and keep you laughing non stop. It was a treat to sit down and talk with such a great comedian...Amir K is a class act! www.amircomedy.com www.instagram.com/amircomedy www.twitter.com/amircomedy www.youtube.com/user/amircomedy
#12 | Amir K. | Finding A Personal Voice In Comedy and Knowing When it's Right
In this episode of "AWESOME People" Iman Huschmand had a virtual hangout with the talented and hilarious comedian, actor and writer Amir Kamyab, better known as Amir K. Known for his appearances on MADtv, Argo and comedy stores around the country and abroad, Amir continues to expand his diverse portfolio. Amir and Iman discuss a wide range of topics from his upbringing as an Iranian-American from Tehran to Los Angeles, his journey to becoming a comedian, his favorite comedian and the impact that Social Media has on him and millions of others, especially the youth. SHOW NOTES: Introduction of Amir K. [2:20] Amir’s new podcast “Salty Locks” and using it to supplement live performance during quarantine [5:12] Comedians and venues adapting to life in a lockdown [8:25] Amir’s early life and background [10:22] Finding your voice in comedy and being a loose-canon comedian in an unforgiving community [11:45] Family reaction and acceptance of going into comedy instead of other career routes [15:45] What Amir would do differently if he could go back in time knowing what he knows now about comedy and entertainment & how to handle hecklers [19:50] What comedian would you pay to see front row, alive or not? [22:45] Amir’s break into sketch comedy on MADtv and the opportunities it brought [24:14] The Iranian community vs Amir’s comedy [29:30] Rapid Fire Questions [37:10] Comedians sense of camaraderie and how the support each other as a family [41:00] Career bucket list and current aspirations [47:35] Closing Remarks: Just Do It [57:07] QUOTES: “I definitely think you are who you are, your personality is who you are. So, I probably would just be the funny guy over there (Iran).” [11:20] “The whole thing with stand up is trying to get to that voice that is really you, so when you go on stage they’re seeing exactly how you are.” [12:20] “I had that mentality for years, where I was like ‘Oh I’ve got to make my parents proud, they brought me here’ so let me do what they wanted which was to go to school, go to law school, do all that; I was planning that route. And as I got older, I’m like ‘F*ck’ you’ve only get one life, you only get one shot at this whole thing, and are you going to live it for somebody else? Or are you going to live it for yourself?” [16:25] “That’s where our culture I think sometimes is lacking, that thing of like hey man do what makes you happy instead of doing what makes people look at you and think your status is high” [19:20] “No-one’s going to make you do this sh*t. So, if you’re watching this and you want to get into stand-up, just get up and do it, and if you’re supposed to be ding this, you’ll do it.”[57:50] FOLLOW AMIR AND IMAN ON IG: @amircomedy @imanhuschmand
Craig and Amir talk about being mistaken for one another, Ninja Turtles, and Wagyu beef. Follow Amir - https://www.instagram.com/amircomedy/ Check out his Salty Locks podcast - https://www.youtube.com/user/amircomedy/ Check out the updated tiers on Patreon! Get bonus content/merch and submit questions and topics for the podcast - https://www.patreon.com/craigconant/ Shout out to our sponsors! Sticker Supreme - https://www.instagram.com/stickersupreme/ El Sativo Tequila - http://www.elsativo.com/ Comedy Showcase App - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/comedy-showcase-stand-up-clips/id1506312017 For tour dates and merch, check out http://CraigConant.com
Ep 175: Amir K from CW's MADtv, Comedy Central, NBC's Last Comic Standing
A Comedy Advice Podcast
Amir K is an Iranian-American comedian that starred on the cast of CW’s MADtv, appeared on Comedy Central, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, TruTv’s Comedy Knockout, and more. Amir is also an actor that’s starred in The Pyramid and won a SAG award for his role in Argo with Ben Affleck. Amir is also the host of the podcast “Salty Locks” and has a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science. And if that wasn't enough, Amir is a polyglot. Amir joins Stephen to talk about: -how Amir is taking time during the pandemic to recalibrate and focus on things like improving family dynamics. -how standup has made Amir more articulate (and how he’s still working on it). -why Amir started the podcast “Salty Locks” and where he wants to take it in the future. -the art of riffing on stage and how it can take comedy to the next level. -how Amir’s approach to comedy allows his fans to come see him night after night. Then the two get into some self-help, including getting inspiration from a robot, how to make a painting for your boyfriend when you don't know how to paint, and the do's (or do-do's?) and don't's of colonoscopy prep. Please subscribe and leave a review on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you listen. Send a question: firstname.lastname@example.org Support A Comedy Advice Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/acomedyadvicepodcast Follow ACAP on IG: https://www.instagram.com/acomedyadvicepodcast/ See Amir perform at the House of Comedy in Phoenix July 27-30! https://az.houseofcomedy.net/attraction/amir-k/ Follow Amir! http://amircomedy.com/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/amircomedy/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/amircomedy FB: https://www.facebook.com/AMIRCOMEDY/ This Episode is sponsored by Expanse Real Estate in Phoenix, AZ. Head on over to https://www.expanserealestate.com/ or call 480-400-1745 to buy or sell your home in Phoenix or the surrounding areas! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hyperbrole-podcast/message
We’re back for another balcony session, welcoming STAND UP COMEDIAN AMIR K!!! **HEADS UP!! This episode has some tension from both sides. We decided to share because this is a real moment captured between 2 people who love each other. Rick and Amir have a 10+ year friendship, and in this episode you'll not only witness the goofs, but also some of the tensions -- As I'm sure you'll relate, this is what it's REALLY like between two humans. You'll see by the end, these two really have such strong love and admiration for one another as friends and as comedians. TYSO keeps proving that comedians often have a particular knack for not taking confrontation personally (watch The Tony Hinchcliffe episode for confirmation). Outside of the little bit of combative conversation, Rick and Amir discuss some pretty interesting topics to do with finding your career as a comedian. Amir details getting started at open mics and why his method of persistent stand up works for him. The Boys discuss their first meeting and how it makes Rick feel good to retell, hard work paying off, not being passed at The Comedy Store, and how the last 4 years have changed them. Sing up for the TYSO Patreon for exclusive episodes and more its content! https://www.patreon.com/takeyourshoesoff RICK GLASSMAN https://www.rickglassman.com https://www.patreon.com/takeyourshoesoff https://www.instagram.com/rickglassman AMIR K https://www.instagram.com/amircomedy https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN5HakmIJtqI17m8PDuPWDwSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.