Zahra Noorbakhsh

Feminist, satirist, Muslim comedian

zahra noorbakhsh

Zahra Noorbakhsh is a feminist, satirist, Iranian American comedian. She is a contributor to the NY Times Featured anthology, “Love Inshallah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women.” The New Yorker Magazine dubbed her one-woman show “All Atheists Are Muslim” a highlight of the Int’l New York City Fringe Theater Festival. Her newest solo-show “Hijab and Hammerpants” is set to debut this year at Stage Werx Theater in San Francisco. She is cohost of the #GoodMuslimBadMuslim podcast, and was recently invited to record at the White House. Zahra is also a member of the SF Writer’s Grotto, where she teaches courses in storytelling, and comedy.
When she’s not on tour, Noorbakhsh enjoys directing and developing solo performances in her own workshop at the San Francisco Writer’s Grotto, where she also teaches courses in comedy writing. The Grotto was lauded as a “Genius Space” by San Francisco Magazine and was recently featured in the NY Times as an example of successful co-working communities.

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