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Negin Farsed

co-writer/co-director 3rd Street Blackout
Negin Farsad was named one of the 50 Funniest Women by the Huffington Post, named one of the 10 Best Feminist Comedians by Paper Magazine, and was selected as a TEDFellow for her work in social justice comedy. She has written for/appeared on Comedy Central, MTV, PBS, IFC, Nickelodeon and others. She is director/producer of the feature films Nerdcore Rising starring Weird Al Yankovic and The Muslims Are Coming! starring Jon Stewart, David Cross and Lewis Black (both available on Netflix). Her next film 3rd Street Blackout, starring Janeane Garofalo and Ed Weeks will be released in 2016 along with a book How to Make White People Laugh (published by Grand Central, a division of Hachette).