Stand-up comedy, Writing, Etc

Stand-up Comedy

Shahryar is a stand-up comedian based out of the Washington, DC area. He’s been performing since 2002 at shows and venues all over the U.S. He can be seen regularly at comedy clubs such as the DC Improv, as well as other comedy shows including Capital City Showcase and Interfaith Comedy. He also performs regularly at shows including corporate shows and fundraisers. He also does private events.

In 2013, Shahryar was a selectee of the Great American Comedy Festival, a large festival in honor of Johnny Carson. He was also a finalist and runner-up in the 2009 and 2011 Funniest Fed Comedy Contests.

He’s been featured in the Washington Post, Voice of America, and other outlets. 


Shahryar is also an up and coming screenwriter. He’s been actively writing scripts for over 20 years. In 2005, his pilot script Alumni which he co-wrote was a finalist in the Acclaim TV writing contest. Also in 2005, his script The History Lesson was selected as a a play to be featured in the NETSAP STAGE One Act Festival at the University of Maryland.

In 2021 Shahryar won an OpenScreenplay screenwriting contest sponsored by and MPAC to write a pilot for Time Hoppers, a new IP by the streaming company.

The opportunity led to Shahryar’s first professional writing work on both the animated series and the video game.

In 2022, Shahryar received a grant from Montgomery County’s Arts and Humanities Council to cover the cost of a screenwriting certification from UCLA Extension

He will complete the UCLAx Screenwriting certification in 2024 with a focus in TV Writing and electives having been taken in both Video Game writing and Animation Pilot writing.

ETC – (Voice Direction and more)

In 2023, Shahryar expanded his work with taking on both casting and voice direction duties for their new IP Investigating Tabook. The animated series is expected for release in 2024.

He built a studio in Silver Spring Maryland for use on this project as well as other projects to come. 

He also is part of the team leading, a non-profit out of Montgomery County Maryland to get Muslims and other minority groups into the voice acting world. 



“..OMG! You were HILARIOUS!..”

From members of the audience during a performance, or producers running a show, or clients with private events –  Shahryar’s gotten praise from many over the years.

– Improbable Comedy

“.. home. We had around 75 guests and everyone couldn’t stop laughing. His comedy revolved around..”