ATHEER YACOUB is a New York based comedian and writer, whose comedy is inspired by her Palestinian-Muslim upbringing in Alabama. Atheer recently released a half-hour special for Comedy Central Arabia and has been on AXSTV’s Gotham Comedy Live. Atheer has written for the Emmy Award Winning channel BRIC TV on The Breakdown and Passport Control. She also co-hosts The No Fly List podcast which features funny conversations with other comedians, artists, and interesting people of color. She has been featured in numerous comedy festivals and tours domestically and internationally.
AIZZAH FATIMA is a writer and actor from Mississippi by way of Saudi Arabia. She has been featured on NPR, The Guardian, Women’s Hour (BBC), The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The New York Times, and The Huffington Post. Her solo play Dirty Paki Lingerie has been produced in NYC, Toronto, U.K., Italy, Turkmenistan, Pakistan (US State Dept. sponsored four city tour), The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and at universities around the U.S. Dirty Paki Lingerie was nominated for an Outstanding Solo Performance award (NYIT 2014), and for a Broadway World award for Best Play in 2016. TV credits: High Maintenance (HBO), The Code (CBS), The Good Wife (CBS), Mata-e-jaan (HUMTV, Pakistan). She has performed at Upright Citizen’s Brigade, and in sketches for collegehumor.com. She is the recipient of the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art grant with Brooklyn Children’s Theatre. Her play The Scholar was commissioned and published by the Religion & Diversity Project (Canada). She is in post production with her feature film American.ish directed by Emmy award winning director Iman Zawahry. She co-produced the horror feature film titled Horror Time executive produced by James Franco. She is a 2020 Yes, And…Laughter Lab finalist.
Muslim Girls DTF: Discuss Their Faith
Muslim Girls DTF: Discuss Their Faith is a provocative comedic series that defies stereotypes about Muslim women portrayed as one dimensional characters in the media.