Negin Farsad: A highly scientific taxonomy of haters
Negin Farsad - Comedian, filmmaker
Stand-up comedian Negin Farsad counters Islamophobia in funny and clever ways. Full bio
let me tell you how I got here.
America is majestic, right?
can be broken up
category here are the Haters.
by being extra loud.
which leads to negative outcomes,
after all of them, right?
a highly scientific Taxonomy of Haters.
like a scientist,
videos all day long.
"Go back to your own country!"
actually gotten out of their cars
like they used to --
of the decline in America.
via a seemingly nice organization,
in an old-timey voice.
interested in is the swing hater.
to the swing voter --
with social justice comedy.
as you can see from this graph.
you enter into a state of openness.
can stick in a whole bunch of information,
for social justice comedy:
this is about justice,
inside of a burrito.
an interesting treatise
sophisticated poop joke.
social justice comedy working.
of Muslim-American comedians --
Tennessee, Georgia --
"The Muslims Are Coming!"
the New York City subway system.
our own poster campaign
with the MTA for over 5 months,
were supposed to go up,
at a couple of those posters.
the concept of a hospital.
more push-ups than baby Muslims.
political by the MTA.
of Muslims in a positive light
is a couple of dirt-bag comedians
blonde girls feel like all the time?
"Why don't Muslims denounce terrorism?"
terrorism every day of the week,
as single-panel cartoons,
people who never fill the paper tray!"
is that it denounces terrorism
for all sorts of issues.
comedian Lee Camp
to investigate offshore banking.
something like 300 billion dollars a year
in disposable income.
in the Cayman Islands
open up a bank account
for 30-45 seconds before calling security.
brandish their weapons,
with fear and run away,
rule of social justice comedy --
to take a dump in your pants.
a connection and laughter.
run off the grounds by security.
that if I continue telling my jokes,
and they'll kill my family.
are definitely not funny.
is one of our best weapons.
a lot of approaches to social justice,
are still kind of awful.
a really good poop joke.
About the speaker:Negin Farsad - Comedian, filmmaker
Stand-up comedian Negin Farsad counters Islamophobia in funny and clever ways.
Why you should listen
Negin Farsad was named one of the Funniest Women of 2015 by Huffington Post, one of the 10 Best Feminist Comedians by Paper magazine and was selected as a TED Fellow for her work in social justice comedy.
Farsad is the author of the recently released How to Make White People Laugh, a memoir-meets-social-justice-comedy manifesto (published by Grand Central, a division of Hachette). She is also the director/writer/star of the rom-com "3RD Street Blackout," starring Janeane Garofalo, Ed Weeks and John Hodgman, set for a summer 2016 release. She has written for/appeared on Comedy Central, MTV, PBS, IFC, Nickelodeon and others. She is director/producer of the feature films The Muslims Are Coming! starring Jon Stewart, David Cross and Lewis Black, and Nerdcore Rising, starring Weird Al Yankovic. She has sued New York State’s MTA over the right to put up funny posters about Muslims and won! She started her comedy career as a Cornell and Columbia-educated policy advisor for the City of New York.
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