added: Mon, Apr 23rd '12
Here's a funny trailer for the Kickstarter film project "The Muslims are Coming!" It's a documentary directed by Muslim-American standup comedians Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah and it follows their standup tour across middle America. The film, which includes interviews with The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, MSN's Rachel Maddow, and comedian Lewis Black, will also comically tackle America's phobia of the Muslim culture. Farsad and Obeidallah have turned to the Kickstarter website for funding. They still need support to finish their film. More information can be found at the film's official website (@ themuslimsarecoming.com).
A group of Muslim-American standup comedians go on the road counter Islamophobia using the only weapon they have: jokes. The Muslims Are Coming! follows these comics as they visit big cities, rural villages, and everything in between to do shows, meet locals, and counter the haters. Commentary from pop culture icons like the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, Rachel Maddow, Janeane Garofalo, CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, David Cross, and Lewis Black pepper the film as the comedians travel through middle America. Will audiences laugh? Will they make a difference? Will they make it back? Rest assured, you’ve never laughed this hard at a Muslim!
directed by Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah
starring Jon Stewart, Aasif Mandvi, Rachel Maddow, Janeane Garofalo, Soledad O’Brien, David Cross, Colin Quinn, Lewis Black