Sun, Apr 14, 2019 04:00PM
Price: $30, $27 Friends, $22.50 students and seniors Includes same-day Museum admission (redeem at Ticket Desk) Comedy Packages: Buy three shows at full price and save 15% Buy four shows at full price and save 20%
Don’t miss the Canadian premiere of fearless Iranian-American comedian Zahra Noorbakhsh, co-host of the hit podcast #GoodMuslimBadMuslim. She takes the stage in her hilarious new show, On Behalf of All Muslims: A Comedy Special Work-in-Progress, to be followed by a Q&A. In development with Golden Thread Productions, the show will debut at San Francisco's historic Brava Theatre in June 2019.
In her inquisitive and unapologetic comedic style, she’ll dive deep into her “long-time role as an unofficial, unqualified, professional Muslim.” Comedian W. Kamau Bell calls her voice “an asset in the polarizing and often violent political turmoil we live in.”
Noorbakhsh’s shows are part of our Comedy from The Other Side of Fear series, which celebrates the courage needed to tell our truths and explores how we conquer fear through storytelling and laughter. These comedic takes on challenging issues encourage us to find their lighter side, expanding our perspective. The series stems from our 2018/19 Performing Arts season, The Other Side of Fear, featuring acclaimed artists who have transcended fear through music, dance, and spoken word.
Zahra Noorbaksh is an award-winning comedian and cohost of the podcast, #GoodMuslimBadMuslim, which was invited to record an episode at the Obama White House. In 2017, The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts named her one of the Top 100 people shaping the future of culture, and in 2018, she joined the Pop Culture Collaborative as a Senior Fellow on Comedy for Social Change. Her personal essays have been featured on NPR’s Fresh Air, and in the New York Times. She is a contributor to the anthology Love Inshallah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women. Her one-woman show, All Atheists are Muslim: A Romantic Comedy was named a highlight of the New York International Fringe Festival by The New Yorker. Find out more at ZahraComedian.com.
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