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Negin Farsad on The Muslims Are Coming Comedy Tour!
Comedian, writer and filmmaker Negin Farsard talks about her comedy tour, The Muslims Are Coming!
The Muslims Are Coming! – Official Trailer
Published on Aug 1, 2013
Comedians Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah lead an all-star Muslim comedy tour across the country hilariously challenging racial, gender and religious stereotypes. With added humor by Jon Stewart, David Cross and Lewis Black. A FilmBuff Presentation.
The Muslims are Coming! is a docu-comedy about a bunch of Muslim-American comedians who tour Middle America, do shows, meet peeps, and combat Islamophobia!
Sept. 13 Seattle – The Grand Illusion Cinema
Sept. 13 Los Angeles – The Downtown Independent
Sept. 20 New York – The Quad Cinema
Sept 27 Boston – The Sommerville Theater
Sept 27 – New Brunswick, NJ The Rutgers Cinema
The film is co-directed/co-produced by Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah.
NBC’s “Rock Center” segment re “The Muslims Are Coming” tour/documentary
Uploaded on Dec 26, 2011
This segment aired on NBC’s “Rock Center” with Brian Williams on December 19, 2011 about “The Muslims Are Coming!” tour and documentary that is being co-produced/co-directed by Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah
“The Muslims Are Coming!” Documentary Review
Published on Sep 16, 2013
The Muslims Are Coming documentary premiered in Los Angeles this week, and John (along with Cenk and a few other The Young Turks employees) went to see it – find out his thoughts about their comedic efforts to fight Islamaphobia along with an update on Tea Party xenophobia.
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2012 Gibran Awards Gala: The Muslims Are Coming! Comedy Tour
Published on May 14, 2012
Special Recognition Awards Presented to The Muslims Are Coming! Comedy Tour.
Dean Obeidallah on Sky vs Sky
Published on Jul 30, 2012
In this interview, Dean Obeidallah and Matt Sky explore Dean’s thoughts about being Muslim in America, and what it’s like touring as a comedian working to dispel misconceptions about Muslims, and promote peace.
His new movie “The Muslims Are Coming,” co-created with Negin Farsad will touch upon this very topic, and includes interviews with a a number of respected comedians and commentators including Jon Stewart, Rachel Maddow, CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, and policy makers like Rep. Keith Ellison from Minnesota.
Dean Obeidallah is a highly original, thought-provoking, award-winning comedian and frequent CNN.com contributor, covering a variety of issues including politics, movies, pop-culture, and more. His unique half Palestinian-American, half Italian-American background shines through in his work, providing him with original and fascinating perspectives.
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The Muslims Are Coming! is an award winning comedy documentary co-directed and co-starring Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah that follows a band of Muslim-American comedians as they visit big cities, small towns, rural villages, and everything in between to combat Islamophobia. These comedians not only performed free standup shows at each tour stop but set up ways on the streets to interact with even more people through such activities as setting up an “Ask a Muslim Booth” and playing “Name That Religion” where people would try to guess if a quote read to them came from the Old Testament, New Testament or the Koran.
Throughout the film, comedy icons like The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, David Cross, Janeane Garofalo, Colin Quinn, Lewis Black, Aasif Mandvi and media heavy weights like Rachel Maddow, Russell Simmons, Soledad O’Brien, Ali Velshi and Congressman Keith Ellison comment on the power of comedy and the political scope of bigotry.
The film premiered at the Austin Film Festival where it received the “Comedy Vanguard Audience Award” for best comedy.
The film will be released in select cities in September including New York City, New York, Los Angeles, California, Chicago, Illinois, Boston, Massachusetts, Seattle, Washington and New Brunswick, New Jersey. The film will be available across the US and in numerous foreign countries on September 24, 2013 through iTunes, Amazon downloads and cable video on demand.
People Interviewed for the film:
The film also includes interviews with celebrities, political pundits, community activists and religious figures including David Cross, Rachel Maddow, Soledad O’Brien, Jon Stewart, Ali Velshi, Colin Quinn, Lizz Winstead, Janeane Garofalo, Congressman Keith Ellison, Mark Potok, Cenk Uygur, Eli Clifton, Lewis Black, Imam Shamsi Ali, and Maz Jobrani.
Cast of comedians
Dean Obeidallah, Negin Farsad, Maysoon Zayid, Aron Kader, Omar Elba, Preacher Moss, Kareem Omary are the Muslim comedians in the movie. The cast also includes comedians of different faiths, such as Scott Blakeman.
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