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Negin Farsad

Comedian; Author, “How to Make White People Laugh”
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. She is the author of the recently released “How to Make White People Laugh," a memoir-meets-social-justice-comedy manifesto. She is also the director, writer and star of the rom-com “3RD Street Blackout” starring Janeane Garofalo, Ed Weeks and John Hodgman, which was released summer 2016. 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.