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35 MINUTES Negin Farsad was named one of the 53 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 How to Make White People Laugh (Thurber Prize nominated), and host of Fake the Nation, a round-table comedy podcast. She is a regular panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. You’ve also seen her on season 2 & 3 of HBO’s High Maintenance, Nat Geo’s Year Million, and as a series regular on BIrdgirl on HBOMax. She also wrote and directed The Muslims Are Coming! (Netflix) with Jon Stewart, Lewis Black and David Cross and 3rd Street Blackout (Amazon) with John Hodgman, Janeane Garofalo, and Ed Weeks.
1:34 Named by Refinery29 as a “50 Female Stand-Up Comedians You Need to Know”, Dr. Priyanka Wali is a stand-up comic, a licensed and practicing physician, and co-host of the podcast HypochondriActor alongside actor Sean Hayes (Will & Grace). In each episode, Wali and Hayes welcome a celebrity guest to discuss an incredible medical story. New episodes are available every Wednesday on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Wali performs routinely throughout the United States and abroad, including at corporate gigs, casinos, and comedy clubs. She has been featured on KFOG Radio, Women’s Health Magazine, The Today Show, Business Insider, UPROXX, Cosmopolitan, India Currents Magazine, and Healthline. She is currently the
A believer that laughter is truly the best medicine, she still likes to cover her bases as a board-certified practicing physician in Internal medicine and Obesity medicine. Wali graduated cum laude from the University of Southern California and continued there for medical school. She completed her residency in internal medicine at California Pacific
Medical Center in San Francisco. Her philosophical approach to medicine stems from holistic concepts primarily that “Food is Medicine” and that many medical illnesses arise from disconnection of natural-occurring phenomenon. She encourages dietary therapies that can help manage, if not reverse, common conditions. Wali is particularly interested in health optimization for individuals of all ages and demographics and has a passion for solving medical conundrums. She’s also fucking hilarious.