The Muslims are Coming!
A film by Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah
The Muslims are Coming! follows a traveling band of Muslim-American comedians who do shows across middle America, meeting locals along the way. The group not only performs stand up, but stages street actions that are both hilarious and insightful. The film is also peppered with appearances from cultural icons including The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, hip hop legend Russell Simmons, comedians David Cross, Janeane Garofalo, Lewis Black, Lizz Winstead, and many more. So how did it turn out? Did all the comedians get back in one piece? This film chronicles their adventure from the funny to the touching to the scary moments. The Muslims Are Coming! represents a group of comedians’ dream to change the crappy stereotypes about Muslims and move the dialogue toward inclusion, community and love! One thing is for sure, you’ve never laughed this hard at a Muslim.
The film is 83 minutes followed by a Q&A from one of the film’s key subjects: Dean Obediallah, Negin Farsad, Aron Kader, or Kareem Omary, professional comedians who have appeared on numerous TV shows. The Muslims are Coming!, like most films with a social activist agenda, offers something to learn and something to think about, but unlike most, it will also make you laugh. A lot. The documentary does contain some language that may be offensive to some viewers.
Friday, January 29, 2016
2 p.m. – Documentary Screening and Talk Back with one of the film’s key subjects
7 p.m. – Comedy show with one of the film’s key subjects
Location: Penn's Inn on the campus of Pennsylvania College of TechnologyVisit Event Website for More Info