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Taxi driver. Gay man. Pre-teen girl. One Iranian actress. One BIG identity crisis.

Toronto, ON
7.16 (68)

Week #1 Show Teaser Mahmoud

Engineer turned cab driver, Spanish perfume salesman, pre-teen. One Iranian-Canadian actress, one BIG identity crisis.

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An irreverent & hilarious half-hour comedy about an aging Iranian taxi driver, a fabulously gay Spaniard, and a young Iranian-Canadian girl.

Tara Grammy plays the three outrageous characters.

Mahmoud, a once well respected electrical engineer back in Iran, is now an exuberant, if a bit too chatty, Toronto cab-driver who loves to regale his passengers with his love for Persian culture & lore.

Emanuelos, the fabulously (and a bit flamboyantly) gay Spaniard would love nothing more than to talk your ear off about his Iranian boyfriend, Behnam.

And then there's Tara, the twelve-year old Iranian-Canadian girl, who just wants to be… “normal”.


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Tara Grammy

Talent, Writer

Tara is an actor, playwright and screenwriter. She co-wrote and stars in MAHMOUD, an award-winning one-woman show which has toured all over North America. It will be published by Playwright's Canada Press in 2015. Tara was recently featured in the 2014 CBS Sketch Comedy Showcase, and can be seen in Maz Jobrani's upcoming film, Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero.

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Jivesh Parasram

Producer, Writer

Jivesh Parasram is a multidisciplinary artist, facilitator, and researcher currently based in Toronto. He is a founding member and Artistic Producer at Pandemic Theatre and also operates, with Pandemic and Theatre Lab, the "Collective Studio & Event Space."

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Tom Arthur Davis

Writer, Director

Tom Arthur Davis is an producer, playwright, screenwriter, and director. His work has toured across North America including Toronto, Ottawa, Perth, Edmonton, New York City, and Los Angeles. His multi-award winning play 'Mahmoud', which he co-wrote with Tara Grammy, will soon be published by Playwrights Canada Press. Davis acts as the Artistic Director of Pandemic Theatre.

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Reviews (13)

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    Chett B.
    posted 10 years ago

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    Sasha S.
    posted 10 years ago

    So brilliantly funny as a play but not sure if it translates to the screen?!
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    Sheldon O.
    posted 10 years ago

    Great acting and impressions, good job, as a resume, just not seeing a show
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    Brian T.
    posted 10 years ago

    Strong effort, especially considering that the sketch comedy section is so full up of talent and funny people. I always respect the talent who is willing to cross-dress, and as a long-time Mary Walsh fan always got a kick out of her Dakey Dunn and the Quinland Quints. Keep it up.

    If it was up to me, I would introduce you to another female troupe of three people that are also in the competition and see about creating some kind of modern, all-female 'Kids in the Hall'. You've definitely got a lot to offer and could be well-placed on a sketch comedy show for sure.
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    Sara J.
    posted 10 years ago

    The Show is really AMAZING!
    This talented lady plays in 3 different roles by herself only.
    I'm speechless
    She is great.
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    Veronica M.
    posted 10 years ago

    Mahmoud is lovable,handsome and downright funny.
    Can't go wrong with a mix of culture classes and sexes- all in one woman!
    Great laughs!
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    Lexi M.
    posted 10 years ago

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    Tracey H.
    posted 10 years ago

    So versatile as a performer!
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    Tim P.
    posted 10 years ago

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    Emily F.
    posted 10 years ago

    Hilarious! I'd love to see more of these characters
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    Eliz G.
    posted 10 years ago

    Great show. Funny and as the best comedy is - serious. Tara is an amazing one woman performer. You'll be impressed with the many characters she plays and you'll instantly believe she's this Iranian taxi driver and the next second, a pre-teen girl.
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    Ashley O.
    posted 10 years ago

    Absolutely hilarious!!
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    Farin A.
    posted 10 years ago

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