His mother, who was the daughter of a respected cleric and one of the few educated women in the city, taught the Quran after the death of her husband. His brother, who was 14 years older, had to leave school at the age of 15 to work to help with the family expenses.
Education for Saberi was hard because of his family's poverty and he had to start working in a tailor shop after finishing his elementary education. He also worked in his brother’s bicycle repair shop during elementary school and high school.
He started high school education at his mother’s insistence. At the age of 16, he gained entry to Sari's Keshavarzi teacher's college (Persian: دانشسراي كشاورزي ساري) that only accepted one student from Fuman each year. He continued his college education and graduated in 1959. He worked as a teacher during 1959-1961.
At the age of 20, he took his high school exams and received his high school diploma. He continued his education at the University of Tehran while working as a teacher. He achieved his bachelor of science degree in political science in 1965.
Saberi got married in 1966 and he had a daughter and a son. His son died in a car accident in 1985 but this sad incident did not stop him from reaching his goal, which was to make people smile.
His pen names in Tofigh magazine included Mirza-Gol (Persian: ميرزاگل), Abdolfanoos (Persian: عبدالفانوس),Rish-Sefid (Persian: ريش سفيد; meaning "a white-bearded and knowledgeable person"), Lode (Persian: لوده; meaning "clown"), Gardan-Shekasteye-Fumani (Persian: گردن شكستة فومني; meaning "a person from Fuman with broken neck").
Following the Revolution, Saberi worked in different political positions before deciding to leave politics. He was in charge of Roshde-Adabe-Farsi (Persian: رشد ادب فارسي) magazine and sometimes he wrote for Ettelaat (Persian: اطلاعات) newspaper. He started a column called Do-Kalame-Harfe-Hesab (Persian: دو كلمه حرف حساب) in Ettelaat newspaper in 1984 that was a starting point for political satires after the revolution. He continued writing for this column for six years until he started his own magazine called Gol-Agha(Persian: گل آقا) in 1990. His courageous and powerful writings were appreciated by many famous authors such as Mohammad Ali Jamalzadeh. Saberi received first prize in press exhibition of 1992 and 1994 and second prize in 1993. He stopped writing for Ettelaat in 1993.
The main characters in his writings are Gol-Agha (Persian: گل آقا), Shagholam (Persian:شاغلام), Mamasadegh (Persian:ممصادق), Kamine (Persian:كمينه عيال ممصادق ; The wife of Mamasadegh), Mash-Rajab (Persian:مشرجب) and Ghazanfar (Persian:غضنفر).
Saberi stopped publishing Gol-Agha in 2003 and never told anyone the reason why.
Kioumars Saberi Foumani was one of the most influential Iranian satirists of his time. His publications include:
(Persian: برداشتي از فرمان حضرت علي (ع) به مالك اشتر)
(Persian: تحليل داستان ضحاك و كاوه آهنگر)
(Persian: مكاتبات شهيد رجايي و بنيصدر)
4- The first interpellation in the Islamic republic of Iran.
(Persian: اولين استيضاح در جمهوري اسلامي ايران)
5- Visiting the Soviet Union.
(Persian: ديدار از شوروي)
6- Collection of Do-Kalame-Harfe-Hesab. (Volume 1, 2, 3, 4)
(Persian: گزيدة دو كلمه حرف حساب جلد اول دوم سوم چهارم)