Negin Farsad is an American comedian, actor, writer, and filmmaker of Iranian descent, based in New York City. Like most comedians, she has a master’s degree in African-American studies. She was named one of the 53 Funniest Women by the _Huffington Post_ and one of 10 Feminist Comedians to Watch by _Paper_ magazine, and was selected as a TEDFellow for her work in social justice comedy. Farsad has written for and appeared on Comedy Central, MTV, PBS, IFC, Nickelodeon, and others. She is director and producer of the feature films _Nerdcore Rising_ (2008), starring Weird Al Yankovic, and _The Muslims Are Coming!_ (2013), starring Jon Stewart, David Cross, and Lewis Black (both available on Netflix).