Comedy Night And Auction Fundraiser Benefiting Urban Montessori
LAUGHS FOR LEARNING
Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 7:15 pm
Dinner, drinks and silent auction from 5:00pm - 6:45pm
House (theatre space) opens at 6:45pm
Show/Live auction starts at 7:15pm / ends at 9:00pm
Zahra Noorbakhsh is a Feminist Muslim, Iranian-American comedian and cohost of the award winning podcast, #GoodMuslimBadMuslim. The podcast was deemed a "must listen" by Oprah Magazine, and recorded an episode at the White House under the Obama administration. The New Yorker Magazine dubbed her one-woman show "All Atheists Are Muslim," a highlight of the International New York City Fringe Theater Festival. She is a contributor to the groundbreaking anthology "Love Inshallah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women," which was featured in the NY Times. Currently, Noorbakhsh is writing a memoir entitled, "My Infidel Husband." As a comedian, she’s performed with renowned comics, W. Kamau Bell and Maz Jobrani. This year, she will be touring her 1hour comedy special "On Behalf of All Muslims." She is a graduate of UC Berkeley in Theater and Performance Studies. Find out more at ZahraComedy.com.
J.R. Havlan is an 8-time Emmy Award winning comedy writer who wrote for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart for 18 years. During that time, J.R. also wrote for The Academy Awards twice, contributed to two New York Times best-selling books, and most importantly, got married and had two kids who have benefitted from a Montessori education. What will actually become of those two kids is still up in the air, but J.R. has high hopes.
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