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Negin Farsad - Part of Embracing Complexity

Negin Farsad

Presented by
ADULT: $40 | $30 | $20
COLLEGE STUDENT: $36 | $10 | $10
YOUTH: $20 | $10 | $10
Saturday, February 22, 2020, 7:30 pm

Part of Embracing Complexity

A self-described “social justice comedian,” Negin Farsad has been named one of the 10 Best Feminist Comedians by Paper magazine and one of the 50 Funniest Women by Huffington Post. A regular on NPR’s Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me!, she is also the writer, director, and star of the romantic comedy 3rd Street Blackout and the director and producer of Nerdcore Rising and The Muslims Are Coming! While promoting the latter, she sued New York’s MTA for the right to put up humorous posters about Muslims. She won. She’ll win you over, too.

Following the performance, Farsad will sign copies of her book, How to Make White People Laugh. Prairie Lights will be on hand with copies of the book for sale.

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Event Partners:
François M. and Doris E. Abboud
Little Village
Jo Ellen Ross

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Muslim comedian Negin Farsad to perform Saturday at Hancher in Iowa City
The Gazette - Thursday, February 20, 2020

Muslim comedians and Iranian-Americans are mutually exclusive terms for some people. Negin Farsad is both.

Political comedian Negin Farsad will bring her TED talk inspired comedy to Hancher
The Daily Iowan - Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Part of Hancher’s “Embracing Complexity” series, political comedian Negin Farsad will speak about her unique craft of creating a TED talk style stand-up routine in order to tackle serious issues.

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