On the front page of today's Arts and Leisure section in the NY Times, the Hammer was listed as one of 30 favorite holiday movies! What an honor to be a part of this list of incredible films!
A huge congratulations to the entire cast and crew!
Just got back from Austin, Texas. What an amazing weekend for the film. Jimmy Vestvood won the Comedy Vanguard, and many of the cast (and some crew) came out for the weekend. I also just learned that AFF is having an encore screening of the film tmw night (10/30). Not bad for the world premiere. We also got two great reviews in Austin:
"Fans of the Zucker Brothers will find a lot to enjoy here as it recalls the humor of “The Naked Gun” films combined with a touch of “Borat.” We get a lovingly inept hero and a bunch of fast and furious gags that are often gleefully offensive. Jobrani is legitimately funny here, specializing in outrageous slapstick. The satire is well-balanced and, more often than not, the jokes go over like gangbusters. With its humorous cultural lens, this movie should be a career-changing moment for Jobrani."
"Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero is a total hoot ... Maz Jobrani's clowning is a salve for our troubling times."
Here are some pics from the premiere:
Jimmy will be premiering at the Austin Film Festival October 26th and 27th! If you're in the Austin area, come on down!
Here is Maz Jobrani in character as Jimmy Vestvood, on this month's cover of Stand-Up Magazine:
I am very excited to be a guest on the season premiere of Running Later with Scott Rogowsky on April 23rd at The People's Improv Theater. I will be showing a clip from the new movie and talking about the upcoming Hebrew Hammer sequel!
Kevin McDonald and I have partnered with Levity Entertainment Group on 'True Stories!' -- the absurdist sketch comedy podcast we are co-writing. We are writing the first season of 12 episodes now, and we will also be putting on live shows in NYC.