Maz Jobrani on Critics

Maz Jobrani’s comedy sets are rife with more political jokes than ever. It’s his way to talk about contentious issues through his art.

But some people don’t like it. In his recent podcast on Hidden Brain he talks about how one critic said something along the lines of, “Why don’t you stick to comedy and stop including political commentary?” Maz’s response was, “Why don’t you stick to accounting and stop criticizing my comedy?”

This is spot on. I love it. Who is that person to criticize this man for standing in front of an large audience, speaking his mind and sharing something generous?

Don’t let the critics stop the creators. The world doesn’t need another critic.

Your community needs a creator who is willing to show up and say something that matters.