Finneran's Wake

Neema Naz is a comedian, an actor, and the creator of The Estupid Club and NeemaNazTV. 

This conversation–my first with a REAL, card-carrying comedian–was an absolute delight! 

Of course, if you’re among his quarter-million followers on Instagram, this will come as no surprise; Neema is not only an immensely talented actor, but a refreshingly candid person. 

In this episode, Neema and I discuss: 

His origin story; the role of his parents (who immigrated to Canada from Iran) in his life; beginning and sustaining a successful business with his brother; the advantages of standing astride two cultures; growing up in Toronto; growing out and cutting his hair; his comedic role models; his education and training as an actor; the benefits to his “brand”, and the detriments to his health, of being “bigger-boned”; the hostility of the age to comedy and free speech; censorship online; his impressions; the feeling of seeing his name on a marquee; his ambitious plans for the future; and MORE! 

Links to Neema’s Stuff: 

Check this link for tour dates! 




Links to my Stuff: 


Instagram (where I post shorts and occasional shirtless videos):

YouTube: @finneranswake


For those of you in need of mindfulness meditations, sleep stories, or just a nice, soothing voice, visit my sister project, Pneuma By Daniel Finneran (available on all podcast streaming services). 

Pneuma By Daniel Finneran:

YouTube: @pneumabydanielfinneran 

#comedy #conversation #talkshow #interview 

What is Finneran's Wake?

Finneran’s Wake – where the ART OF CONVERSATION lives.

Here, no topic is untouchable, no idea inadmissible, and no one too heretical to be heard.

As the great French essayist Montaigne once said, “To my taste, the most fruitful and natural exercise of our minds is CONVERSATION. I find the practice of it the most delightful activity in our lives”.

It certainly is the most delightful activity in my life. I want it to be so in yours as well.

To that end, I humbly welcome you to my channel.

Here, we'll exercise our minds together. Here, we'll practice this delightful activity as friends. We'll engage, now and forever, in the art--the highest and most human art--of conversation!

With affection,