Feraz Ozel, a “brown” comedian, is a light-hearted performer driven by passion, and intelligence. His style is energetic and fun and connects with people from all walks of life. He prides himself on putting on a show that will make you laugh till it hurts, think about a few new things, and remember that regardless of our vast differences, we can all come together for a night of comedy.
Feraz Ozel’s road to comedy was far from ordinary. When you are born and raised in California, but with an Afghani-Pakistani background, the stage is set for an unusual life. He started doing stand-up at age 20 and quickly rose to the highest ranks in the San Diego comedy scene. In 2012 he moved to Los Angeles. Since that time he’s become a regular at nearly every major club in Los Angeles, including the Comedy Store and The Hollywood Improv. He’s been seen on national television on 2 Broke Girls, Comics Unleashed, and The Doctors, as well as featured in Hulu’s Coming to the Stage, The Atlantic magazine, and the LA Times. In January 2016, he was selected out of 2,000 applicants to be one of 20 performers in CBS’s Diversity Showcase, in which CBS promotes comedians they believe to be the stars of tomorrow.
A few of Feraz’s comedic influences include Greg Giraldo and Jon Stewart, who touch upon big sociopolitical issues, as well as guys like Nick Swardson who see the beauty in a good dick joke. Feraz is known for keeping the energy fun and light throughout his show, rarely taking himself or any situation too seriously. His next joke is just as likely to be something that will make you think, as it is an insane party story about his mushroom trip in Thailand. He creates an honest environment, and audiences can’t help but feel as though they’re spending an evening with a friend they’ve known for years. His style is highly unique, and unlike anything you’ve seen before. If you’re lucky, he may even pull out his guitar and hit a few musical numbers.