In partnership with the UNC Center for the Study of the American South, Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, UNC's Department of American Studies, and Muslim Life at Duke, the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival proudly presents a screening of "The Muslims Are Coming!" followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.
This comedy documentary follows a band of Muslim-American comedians as they visit big cities, small towns, rural villages, and everything in between to combat Islamophobia! These comedians not only perform standup at each tour stop but create ridiculous interventions in unsuspecting town squares, like the ol' classic, "Ask a Muslim Booth" and “Name That Religion.”
Throughout the film, comedy icons like The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, David Cross, Janeane Garofalo, Colin Quinn, Lewis Black, Aasif Mandvi and media heavy weights like Rachel Maddow, Russell Simmons, Soledad O’Brien, Ali Velshi and Congressman Keith Ellison comment on the power of comedy and the political scope of bigotry.
The film is truly about freedom of religion in America for people all faiths. And rest assured, you’ve never laughed this hard at a Muslim!
Audience Award Winner at the 2012 Austin Film Festival.
The film is co-directed/co-produced by Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah.
Running time: 81 minutes.