Nahreen Tarzi is a 5’2″ Syrian pastor’s daughter with a passion for writing, comedy, and gangster rap. She does sketch comedy, improv, and stand-up all over Los Angeles.
Nahreen was born in Toronto, Canada, but grew up in Burbank, California. She still resides in Los Angeles, where she continues to write and perform at venues such as Second City, Flappers, The Ice House, The Comedy Store, and more.
Last year LA Weekly chose “M.E. So Funny” – a 2-woman sketch show Nahreen wrote and directed poking fun at Middle-Eastern culture – for their pick-of-the-week in August 2015. Read article HERE.
She has production experience working for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Lopez Tonight, Last Call with Carson Daly, and The Arsenio Hall Show.
Nahreen has a bachelor’s degree in both English (Creative Writing) and Spanish from Loyola Marymount University, and minors in Screenwriting and Journalism. She won Shakespeare at Play’s Screenwriting Contest in 2004, and was 1 in 5 Comedy Finalists with JuntoBox Films in 2013 for her screenplay Foreign America.
Nahreen has been writing since she was 8 years old. Her first book, The Man Who Ate the Dinosaur, was a hit with her second grade class. She has since written countless short stories, poems, plays, songs, articles, sketches, jokes, film scripts, and TV scripts.
Nahreen enjoys cheeseburgers, music, and books. She dislikes pansies, flaky people, and onions.