Negin Farsad is an Iranian-American Muslim comedian bringing her newly minted hour to Chicago! She is no stranger to the city as she is a regular panelist on the beloved NPR/WBEZ show Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me.
Farsad presents an evening of standup-comedy-meets-TEDTalk-meets-ethnic-lady. She cycles through her life as an Iranian-American Muslim, married to a black man, with one of those typical Bliranian babies. She bridges the gap between immigrants and haters, between babies and jerks, between racist cab drivers and Dave Matthews fans. Through (occasionally dumb) jokes and (surprisingly elegant) PowerPoint, she almost solves bigotry AND the curse of soggy sandwich bread, at the same time.
Negin Farsad Presents:
An Evening of Comedy From Her Mouth Hole
The Lincoln Lodge
2040 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
April 15/16, 2022
Farsad is a New York-based comedian, filmmaker, writer and actor who was named one of the 53 Funniest Women by Huffington Post and her TEDTalk on social justice comedy has been seen by millions. In addition to her panelist work on Wait Wait, she is host of political comedy podcast Fake the Nation, and author of How to Make White People Laugh. She’s also a regular co-host on Neil DeGrasse Tyon’s Star Talk and can be seen on the HBOMax series Birdgirl. You can also see her on Hulu’s upcoming feature Not Okay, HBO’s High Maintenance, the Disney+ show Year Million, and TikTok, where she has never danced.
Most notably, she wrote/directed The Muslims Are Coming! (Netflix) where she rounded up a bunch of Muslim-American comedians to combat Islamophobia with jokes and got people like Jon Stewart and David Cross to wax hilarious about bigotry. Her latest feature, the romantic comedy 3rd Street Blackout with Ed Weeks, John Hodgman and Janeane Garofalo is now streaming on Peacock.
She’s also a columnist for The Progressive Magazine and has written for the likes of The Guardian, The New York Times, and Oprah Magazine. She also once sued New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority for the right to put up funny posters about Muslims, and WON.
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