Fake the Nation
with Negin Farsad
Hosted by Negin Farsad, Fake the Nation is all the comedy about politics without any of the politics about politics. Every week Negin and a cast of her funniest, smartest and most politically astute friends (John Hodgman, Lizz Winstead, Baratunde Thurston and others) gather 'round the political roundtable to break down the news, make you laugh, think, and deliver a gut punch to the American political system.
Negin Farsad was named one of the 50 Funniest Women by Huffington Post, named one of the 10 Best Feminist Comedians by Paper Magazine, and was selected as a TEDFellow for her work in social justice comedy where she gave a TEDTalk that has been seen by millions. She is the author of the recently released How to Make White People Laugh, a memoir-meets-social-justice-comedy manifesto (nominated for the Thurber Prize for Humor).
Farsad is host of Fake the Nation, a political comedy round-table podcast on the Earwolf network, a regular panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, and frequent co-host on Neil DeGrasse Tyon’s Star Talk. She is also on seasons 2 & 3 of High Maintenance on HBO, the Murphy Brown reboot on CBS, and Emergence on ABC. She is the director/writer/star of the rom-com 3rd Street Blackout, starring Janeane Garofalo, Ed Weeks, and John Hodgman (now streaming on Peacock). She has written for/appeared on Comedy Central, MTV, PBS, IFC, Nickelodeon and others. She is director/producer of the feature films The Muslims Are Coming! starring Jon Stewart, David Cross and Lewis Black and Nerdcore Rising starring Weird Al Yankovic (both available wherever movies are streamed/downloaded). She appears on the current season of Nat Geo's "Year Million" and "Explorer."
Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Time, and Oprah Magazine and she is a columnist for The Progressive. She has sued New York State’s MTA over the right to put up funny posters about Muslims and WON. She started her comedy career as a Cornell and Columbia-educated policy advisor for the City of New York.