Negin Farsad

Social justice comedian + filmmaker

TED

Negin Farsad was named one of the Funniest Women of 2015 by 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 is the author of How to Make White People Laugh, a memoir-meets-social-justice-comedy manifesto (published by Grand Central, a division of Hachette) and she is the director/writer/star of the rom-com 3RD Street Blackout – both set for a 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 starring Weird Al Yankovic (both available wherever movies are streamed/downloaded). 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.

Sessions

Date
Session
9:30AM - 10:30AM Tuesday, May 17, 2016
14: Disruption: A TED Session presented by INTX
TED Session Presented by INTX
General Session Stage, Hall C