Negin Farsad, “The Case for American Exceptionalism by a Lady Muz”

September 22, 2023 | 06:00 pm

September 22, 2023 | 06:00 pm

Negin Farsad was named one of 50 Funniest Women by Huffington Post and was selected as a TEDFellow for her work in social justice comedy. She is the author of How To Make White People Laugh, a memoir-meets-social-justice-comedy manifesto that was nominated for the Thurber Prize for Humor and recommended by Oprah Magazine. She is also the director and producer of the feature film The Muslims Are Coming!, which follows a band of Muslim American comedians as they visit U.S. towns and cities to combat Islamophobia. Farsad is host of Fake the Nation, a political comedy podcast on the Earwolf network, and she is a regular panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. She started her comedy career as a Cornell and Columbia-educated policy advisor for the City of New York. Since her time at the City Council, she has been waving comedy and social commentary to cleverly undercut stereotypes of her culture and Islamophobia at large. 


Friday, September 22; 6 pm

MIT, Building W97

345 Vassar St, Cambridge MA