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    Bootleg Islam

    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. Negin Farsad is best known for her performance in numerous sketch comedy duos, such as Madame Funnypants and Three Jews and a Persian, alone she fills the stage with a fun and entertaining look at the Middle Eastern world. Bootleg Islam is one show you don't want to miss! We would love for you to consider a piece about Farsad and the show to run timed to the NY Fringe Festival where the show is one of this years' official selections. If you cannot make the exclusive show on July 27th, you can still catch Bootleg Islam at the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival:

    Dates:  July 27, 2004
    Schedule:  Tues. 8 p.m.
    Venue:  People's Improv Theater, 154 W 29th St
    Price:  $5
    Tickets/info:  (212) 563-7488

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