Negin Farsad:
A highly scientific taxonomy of haters

TED2016 · 8:05 · Filmed Feb 2016
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TED Fellow Negin Farsad weaves comedy and social commentary to cleverly undercut stereotypes of her culture. In this uproarious talk/stand-up hybrid, Farsad speaks on her documentary, The Muslims Are Coming!, narrates her fight with the MTA in New York and offers a detailed breakdown of the different types of haters she's encountered in her work. "Comedy is one of our best weapons," she says. "We've tried a lot of approaches to social justice, like war and competitive ice dancing — but a lot of things are still kind of awful. I think it's time we try and tell a really good poop joke."

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Stand-up comedian Negin Farsad counters Islamophobia in funny and clever ways. Full bio
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