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Iran In The News And On A Comedian's Mind




Iranian-American comedian Zahra Noorbakhsh regularly incorporates her identity into her act.
Iranian-American comedian Zahra Noorbakhsh regularly incorporates her identity into her act.

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Zahra Noorbakhsh is an Iranian-American comedian who regularly incorporates her identity into her act. She was born here, but her family had always planned to return to Iran. But after they visited when Noorbakhsh was 14, they decided to stay in the U.S. Noorbakhsh went on to study theater at Cal, which morphed into a comedy career. She says the current tensions between the U.S. and Iran won't cower her. Instead, she wants to grab the nearest mic.

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