About This Show

In Bootleg Islam, comedy award nominated and critically acclaimed sketch comedian, Negin Farsad presents an unconventional perspective on her native and controversial homeland – Iran. Straying from her customary work as a sketch comedian, she uses humor to discuss this hot topic in her one-woman show. Based on her last trip to Iran for her cousin’s wedding, Farsad combines the comic monologues and impressions of her family drama with comparisons of her cousin’s oppressed life in Iran to her own life in America. From watching a lamb sacrifice to third-world toilets to putting a spin on traditional Islamic attire, she uses her personal adventures and her past expertise in sketch comedy to give us a glimpse into her Islamic world. Farsad mixes sarcasm and amusing drama, she addresses the debatable culture and politics in Iran. Her high-speed time lapsing montages result in numerous hilarious scenes and a look into the life of Muslims in the Middle East.

Saturday, August 14th at 6pm
Saturday, August 21 at 3pm
Sunday, August 22 at 7pm
Wednesday, August 25 at 9:45pm
Thursday, August 26th at 6:30pm
Friday, August 27 at 9:15pm
Saturday, August 28th at 7pm

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: August 14, 2004 Final Performance: August 28, 2004
Location: Paul Sharpe Contemporary Art, New York City

86 Walker St,

New York,


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