Above: Here's a shot of Farsad doing stand-up for a scene in her film, The Muslims are Coming! (To view the trailer, click on the embedded video above).
Here's what some of the early reviews are saying about Farsad's film:
“Mostly funny, sometimes poignant and often telling.” —The Huffington Post
“[The Muslims are Coming!] packs a funny but trenchant punch . . . the best of it provides a perspective, and a punch, transcending the same old punch lines.” —The Chicago Tribune
“They try to keep it light, even a little cheesy, in the face of at-times infuriating anti-Muslim attitudes—an approach that best serves their goal of giving America “this big Muslim hug.”—The Los Angeles Times
Negin Farsad is at the forefront of social justice comedy—a field that she insists totally exists (or should). As one of few Iranian-American Muslim female comedian/filmmakers, this TED Fellow uses humor—full-scale ridiculousity—to bridge the racial, religious, social, and immigrant gap. Negin has devoted large parts of her career to social justice comedy, particularly as it relates to Islamophobia, immigrant rights, bigotry, and any general lameness foisted on people because of race, religion, socio-economic class, sex, gender, etc. and she relays what she's learned in hilarious, but informative, keynotes. To book Negin Farsad for an event, contact The Lavin Agency.