Person Place Thing Episode 53: Dean Obeidallah and Negin Farsad - 92Y, New York

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Person Place Thing Episode 53: Dean Obeidallah and Negin Farsad

Dec 12, 2013

Born in New Jersey, Dean is the son of a Palestinian father and a Sicilian mother. Negin’s parents, Iranian immigrants, raised her in Palm Springs, something that would have been impossible in Iran. Or in New Jersey. Recently they assembled a group of comedians, mostly Muslim, and toured what might seem to be inhospitable parts of the country - the deep south, Arizona, Salt Lake City - documenting the trip in The Muslims Are Coming, their new film. For comics responding to addlepated bigotry, they are surprisingly low on anger, which Randy finds a little disappointing. He’ll get over it.

  • PERSON: Dan Henry, the atheist of Idaho Falls
  • PLACE: Five Points South, a square in Birmingham, Alabama
  • THING: a pink pastry box


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