‘Farzy Loko’: Meet the Funny Man Whose Videos Are Taking Over Social Media, One Gher at a Time

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1HIS SPANISH CO-WORKERS CAME UP WITH HIS STAGE NAME.

Farzy Loko is an alias for Farzam Kazemi, a 32-year-old New Jersey native who looks like he can kick your ass. Seriously. The dude is buff. But his nickname — derived from the Spanish word “loco,” which means crazy — has nothing to do with his temperament. Kazemi parlayed a degree in Digital Filmmaking into a career as a cameraman and editor in the television news sector. His co-workers at his current gig with major Spanish TV network Telemundo came up with the moniker.

After all, no one can be this good imitating Andy and Ebi without having a little crazy in him.

Exhibit A:

2HE’S ADDICTED TO BANDARI MUSIC.

Farzy’s father, Hossein, always had Persian music playing in the house. Hossein used to produce and host some of the biggest Persian concerts in NJ and New York back in the day and was always sure to bring along his handy boombox whenever the family had a party or gathering to attend. Farzy literally grew up around some of the biggest names in Persian pop music.

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Posted by Farzy Loko on Friday, January 6, 2017

3HE IS NOT A GAY. HE JUST ACTS LIKE ONE ON TV.

In addition to being hilarious, Farzy’s videos tackle some of the most sensitive cultural issues that affect Persian families in their assimilation to Western culture, including interracial dating and homosexuality.

And for the record, Farzy is proudly straight. Just ask his fianceé. Or his mom. Please see the caption below on lovely Fay’s Instagram post, and try not to pee.

4WE’RE NOT SURE WHERE HE GETS THE TIME TO COME UP WITH THIS STUFF.

It seems like Farzy has more jobs than a Jamaican. In addition to his 9-to-5 in the TV news industry, his tasks as co-founder of 1st Class DJs (a full-service sound, lighting and entertainment company he owns with good friend Harry) and his frequent gigs emceeing and DJing events on the weekend — in addition to working out with his good friend (and sometimes skit actor) Vlad five times a week in the gym — Farzy still finds time to make masterpieces like this:

“I personally enjoy and love making [these clips],” Farzy explains. “I’ve filmed at 2 a.m. sometimes and find any time during the week to film. There’s always time as long as you have the drive. I come up with these ideas at the most random times, sometimes waking up in the middle of the night and randomly coming up with skit ideas that go straight into my phone’s notes.”




5HIS VIDEO SKITS ARE A FAMILY AFFAIR.

Everybody gets some love in front of the camera in Farzy’s clips. Although he writes, directs, films and edits every video himself – and sometimes plays multiple characters like the interviewer and the grandmother in the skit below – Farzy isn’t shy to ask his family for fill in as extras or even leads. His mother Fay is ubiquitous in his catalogue of short comedy explosions, as are his fiancée Rakhil and sister-in-law Cepi.

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Posted by Farzy Loko on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

 

“My biggest supporter has to be my fiancée,” Farzy proudly proclaims. “She was my girlfriend at the time when I started to make these skits and she encouraged me from day one to go full force with these videos and do what I love to do.

“It wasn’t easy dating someone who works literally around the clock, but she fully supports me and understand this is my passion,” Farzy adds. “She motivates me every day!”

6HE WAS INSPIRED TO MAKE VIDEOS BY OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA STARS.

“I started to see actors such as Lele Pons, Lejaun James and Amanda Cerny and how they’ve gotten so big, all through making comedy videos on social media,” Farzy explains. “I decided to give it a try and made some general skits, but later started to fine-tune my focus and represent my culture, eventually producing my first Persian-related video, ‘How To Get a Persian Girl.’

“It seemed to be a big hit among the small amounts of followers we had,” Farzy remembers. “I finally found my niche and continued to make more Persian stereotype videos, and I started to get more positive comments and many more followers,” Farzy recalls.

 

“Overall, I will continue to make these skits,” Farzy adds, “and hopefully, I will make it to Hollywood one day.”

7HE IS A MASTER OF MANY TONGUES.

Farzy & Papa Hossein. (Photo: Farzam Kazemi)

Farzy is fluent in Farsi and Spanish, and despite being born outside of Iran, him and his older brother Mase can read and write in their native tongue proficiently, thanks to his parents relegating them to Farsi classes once a week while growing up in the NJ suburb of Elmwood Park, just outside of Manhattan.

Farzy has been exposed to the Persian culture for as long as he can remember, all thanks to his father, who hosted and produced a weekly Persian television show out of NY for L.A.-based satellite network Tapesh several years during the early 2000’s. Farzy did most of the editing for his father’s variety show.

“I have to say my biggest influence doing what I do today has to be my father,” Farzy explains.




8HE’S A PROUD PERSIAN.

The dude knows the lyrics to more Persian songs than your Ameh Akram back home in Abadan. And he’s damn proud of it! Here’s his interpretation of Ebi’s “Khalijeh Fars,” which was co-produced by his cousin Amir and was sung by Farzy to honor his grandfather’s passing a couple of years back.

“I want to promote and represent the Persian culture on a global scale,” Farzy decrees. “I love to entertain and make people laugh.

9P.S. HE’S THE WORLD’S BEST TAROFER.

Ever tried to explain to your Amreekayee friends what the notorious Iranian tradition tarof really is? Yea, we thought so. This video is the best primer:

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Posted by Farzy Loko on Thursday, December 22, 2016

 

 

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