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Zahra Noorbakhsh brings Her Comedy Special to ICCNC “ON BEHALF OF ALL MUSLIMS”

ICCNC: Zahra Noorbakhsh, Muslim, Iranian-American comedian brings her comedy special to ICCNC on Feb. 2, 3, 4,9,10.

She says:
“So, I have a brand new 1-hour comedy special entitled, “On Behalf of All Muslims.” Cause why not? Fox News doesn’t get to corner the market on who’s the most Muslim. And, I’m tired of having other Muslims apologizing on my behalf. I mean, I appreciate it… Like, I get it… I mean, it’s… complicated… but to simplify…
Some Muslim artists work hard to build bridges and create a dialogue. I’m just here to take your jobs, your homes, and husbands – and yes, also your wives – indoctrinate your youth and creep Sharia across this fine nation.
Well, at least, for the month of February, and in Oakland! And, I hope you’ll join me for some laughs while I do it, at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC), where I am proud to be an artist in residence.
Details and tickets right here, but before you go, don’t forget to use this nifty discount code: THANKSZAHRA. Be sure to RSVP on Facebook and invite a few of your friends!”

Zahra Noorbakhsh is a Feminist Muslim, Iranian-American comedian.  Her one-woman show, “All Atheists are Muslim” was directed by W. Kamau Bell and was dubbed a highlight of the Int’l New York City Fringe Theater Festival by the New Yorker Magazine. She is a contributor to the NY Times Featured anthology, “Love Inshallah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women,” and keeps a monthly column entitled, “My Infidel Husband.” A segment of her newest one-woman show, “Hijab and Hammerpants,” debuted at Snap Judgment’s anniversary show, LIVE at the Paramount Theater.  Noorbakhsh is also cohost of the internationally acclaimed podcast, #GoodMuslimBadMuslim, which was recently invited to record at the White House and deemed a “must listen” by Oprah Magazine.

She and cohost, Taz Ahmed, have been awarded the OCLA Rising Star Image Award for the podcast.  As a comedian, Noorbakhsh has performed with renowned comics, W. Kamau Bell, Hari Kondabolu, and Maz Jobrani.  She was a featured comic at the Muslim Funny Fest’s Comedy All Stars showcase at NYC’s Comic Strip.  This summer Noorbakhsh was invited to attend the Sundance Creative Change Retreat, where she workshopped her comedy special, “On Behalf of All Muslims,” set to tour this year.