We've been working with Negin Farsad – comedy writer, actor, director and film maker - for some years now. We initially worked on media relations for "The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Romantic Comedy", and "The Dirty Immigrants Collective" at Edinburgh Fringe. We arranged film finance via flying monkey's Jennifer Mizban for "The Muslims Are Coming" and later "3rd Street Blackout". We also hooked up Negin with our film distributors.

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Negin’s award-winning movie "3rd Street Blackout". Let that title seep into your brain crevices. What makes this movie remarkable is A) it's the first comedy about Hurricane Sandy and the Blackout; B) it was filmed with more candles than any other movie opening this year; C) an Iranian-Ameriacn Muz lady is the lead in this romantic comedy; D) John Hodgman & Janeane Garofalo are hilarious; E) Ed Weeks (of Mindy Project fame) is dreamy; and E) refer to A-D. Trailer here.

Negin’s award-winning movie "3rd Street Blackout". Let that title seep into your brain crevices. What makes this movie remarkable is A) it's the first comedy about Hurricane Sandy and the Blackout; B) it was filmed with more candles than any other movie opening this year; C) an Iranian-Ameriacn Muz lady is the lead in this romantic comedy; D) John Hodgman & Janeane Garofalo are hilarious; E) Ed Weeks (of Mindy Project fame) is dreamy; and E) refer to A-D. Trailer here.

The Israeli - Palestinian Conflicy: A Romantic Comedy. An American show that might just bring peace to the Middle East. The show tracks the notorious Middle Eastern Conflict back to a botched one-night stand at the 1948 Geneva Convention. The newly formed country and the aspiring territory totally had sex, then Israel didn’t call, then Palestine got angry, then Israel argued with Palestine’s friends, and then some land was occupied…

The Israeli - Palestinian Conflicy: A Romantic Comedy. An American show that might just bring peace to the Middle East. The show tracks the notorious Middle Eastern Conflict back to a botched one-night stand at the 1948 Geneva Convention. The newly formed country and the aspiring territory totally had sex, then Israel didn’t call, then Palestine got angry, then Israel argued with Palestine’s friends, and then some land was occupied…

"The Muslims Are Coming!" follows a band of Muslim-American comedians as they visit big cities, small towns, rural villages, and everything in between to combat Islamophobia! These Muzzies not only perform standup at each tour stop but create ridiculous interventions in unsuspecting town squares, like the ol' classic, "Ask a Muslim Booth". Throughout the film, comedy icons like Jon Stewart, David Cross, Janeanne Garofalo, Colin Quinn, Lewsi Black, Aasif Mandvi comment on the power of comedy.

"The Muslims Are Coming!" follows a band of Muslim-American comedians as they visit big cities, small towns, rural villages, and everything in between to combat Islamophobia! These Muzzies not only perform standup at each tour stop but create ridiculous interventions in unsuspecting town squares, like the ol' classic, "Ask a Muslim Booth". Throughout the film, comedy icons like Jon Stewart, David Cross, Janeanne Garofalo, Colin Quinn, Lewsi Black, Aasif Mandvi comment on the power of comedy.

"How to Make White People Laugh" is a memoir in essays about growing up Iranian-American in a post-9/11 world and the power of comedy to combat racism. Writing bluntly and hilariously about the elements of race we are often too politically correct to discuss, Farsad takes a long hard look at the iconography that still shapes our concepts of “black,” “white,” and “Muslim” today—and what it means when white culture defines the culture.

"How to Make White People Laugh" is a memoir in essays about growing up Iranian-American in a post-9/11 world and the power of comedy to combat racism. Writing bluntly and hilariously about the elements of race we are often too politically correct to discuss, Farsad takes a long hard look at the iconography that still shapes our concepts of “black,” “white,” and “Muslim” today—and what it means when white culture defines the culture.

New York subway poster campaignby Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah, March 2016. "A series of comic posters that aim to combat stereotypes and show Muslims in a positive light debuted in New York City subway stations in March 2016. They arrived after months of back-and-forth between New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the production company Vaguely Qualified Productions, which eventually led to a lawsuit.

New York subway poster campaignby Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah, March 2016.
"A series of comic posters that aim to combat stereotypes and show Muslims in a positive light debuted in New York City subway stations in March 2016. They arrived after months of back-and-forth between New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the production company Vaguely Qualified Productions, which eventually led to a lawsuit.