What’s the best way to change perceptions? Tell jokes about the very thing you want to change. Maz Jobrani is an entrepreneur, comedian, actor, and now author whose Iranian roots are deeply embedded in everything he touches. Like George Lopez, or Chris Rock, his comedy and his heritage are intertwined with hilarious, thought provoking socio-political views. The former PhD candidate has broken comedy records, appeared on 24 alongside Kiefer Sutherland, and created the first Middle Eastern comedy tour (Axis of Evil). On Innovation Crush, Maz dishes on social responsibility, entrepreneurship, and how “be funny first” has been the secret to his success.