Who Are Reza Farahan's Comedy Idols?

The #Shahs star opens up about his new found career in stand-up comedy.

The transition from real estate agent to stand-up comedian is not exactly common, but it's something Reza Farahan is ready to pursue. The Shahs of Sunset pal will display his stand-up stylings this season on the series. And he says that after he took the stage to perform his routine, he had a whole new understanding of what it is comedians do night after night. 

"A bitch is funny. Like a bitch can make people laugh. I'm not gonna front," he told The Daily Dish about his skills, before adding that stand-up is no easy feat. "It was hard. It's completely different. It's very very difficult. I used to have mad respect for comedians like Mike Epps and Redd Foxx and Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy, but now it's next level because you're standing in front of a room and all eyes are on you. And basically everyone's going, 'You better make me laugh, funny man.' So it's hard. You have to literally give energy to every single person in the room and make them laugh, it's very hard."

As for what you'll see in his act, Reza likens his style to a certain sassy red-headed comedian and Bravo alum. "It's kind of like stories about my life," he said. "It's more Kathy Griffin-style comedy, rather than the chicken crossed the road type of jokes."

Ahead of his comedy debut, Reza practiced in front of everyone. And we mean everyone. "Well [my dog] Marty was a good audience," he said. "I kept trying to get him to give me paw [ap]plause, but he wasn't giving me paw [ap]plause. I practiced with Adam. I practiced on my mom. I practiced on anyone that would listen."

Well, Reza, we're listening!

Ahead of Sunday's Shahs, check out these throwback photos of Reza in his pre-comedy life.

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