Social justice comedian Negin Farsad to visit SJC

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TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) Fellow and social justice comedian, Negin Farsad, will give a special presentation at the San Jacinto College South Campus on Monday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre inside the Marie Spence Flickinger Fine Arts Center.

Sponsored by the San Jacinto College South Campus Lyceum Committee, Farsad is one of a few Iranian-American Muslim female comedian/filmmakers that uses humor to bridge the racial, religious, social, and immigrant gap.

As a standup comedian, Farsad has performed far and wide, from the Laugh Factory in New York to the Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Queen Rania of Jordan commissioned Farsad to make a video as part of a series to combat Middle Eastern stereotypes — a series that won the first ever YouTube Visionary Award.

Last year, Farsad released her feature film, “The Muslims Are Coming!” where she took a group of Muslim-American comedians on the road in Middle America to do comedy shows, meet the locals, and counter Islamophobia through jokes. The film also features renowned comedians such as Jon Stewart, Janeane Garofalo, David Cross, Rachel Maddow and others, and has already won a humanitarian award from the Arab-American Institute.

Farsad’s presentation on April 7 at 7:30 p.m. is free and open to all San Jacinto College students, faculty, staff, and the public.  Hope to see you there!