Pardis Parker is a comedian, writer, actor, director and filmmaker.

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A creator across several platforms, comedian Pardis Parker has headlined comedy clubs and theaters in Canada, the US and the UK. As a writer, he’s brought his wit to publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times and The New York Review of Books. His short films and music videos have received more than 80 awards.

A six-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee, Parker is also a frequent guest on Comedy Central's @midnight and a contributing correspondent and writer for CBC's This Hour Has 22 Minutes. He created and starred in Comedy Central’s Mideast Minute, a satirical news show focused on the Middle East. As of 2022, Parker’s next projects include Uncivil, a sitcom he co-created for NBC, and Free, a comedic drama he created for Amazon Prime.

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Better. Smarter. Wiser. Notes from Session 7 of TEDMonterey

August 4, 2021

We’re all looking for ways to become better, smarter and wiser versions of ourselves. In a spectacularly eclectic Session 7, six speakers share their hard-won wisdom on educating, listening — and even twerking — their way towards a more inclusive world, where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. The event: TEDMonterey: Session 7, hosted by […]

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