Zahra Noorbakhsh

Feminist, Muslim, Iranian-American, Comedian

OCA-GLA Image Awards

OCA-Greater Los Angeles Proudly Presents
The 25th Anniversary Image Awards

Friday, September 30, 2016
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Ocean Star Restaurant
145 N. Atlantic Blvd., 2nd Floor
Monterey Park, CA 91754

Doors Open | 6PM
Program Begins | 7PM

The evening will include dinner, a silent auction, and the presentation of awards. Proceeds from the event support the many volunteer activities that OCA-GLA organizes throughout the year including community service projects, voter education, and advocacy efforts on issues including hate crimes, immigration, employment, and social justice for Asian Pacific Americans.

Tinder Live With Lane Moore at The Bell House

Tinder Live With Lane Moore at The Bell House

Featuring: Lane Moore, Phoebe Robinson, Jessica Williams, Zahra Noorbakhsh, John Cochrane & more!

Tinder Live! With Lane Moore is the only comedy show exploring the crazy world of Tinder, the hot new dating app that hooks up local singles based solely on physical attractiveness. The show is an anything-can-happen interactive comedy show with helpful and oftentimes ridiculous tips, tricks, and real-time swiping (and sometimes even real-time phone calls and texting with Tinder matches)! If you've ever been on an online dating site, you need to see this show.


Zee TV Desi Comedy Fest

The Desi Comedy Fest is back for its third year with 50 comedians traveling from 9 countries to be part of the fest!

Our 3rd show will be in the beautiful county of Sonoma. 
Set in a circa-1860s two-story red schoolhouse with front and back porches, the new Muscardini Cellars is packed with playful diversions, including a model train circling on a track above the large, oval wood bar, a couch, rotating selections of artwork, and an expansive gift area offering

Showtime: 7pm
Tickets :

Desi Comedy Fest is the largest South Asian comedy festival in America. Desi, pronounced as “They- See”, is a loose term for the cultures and products of South Asia and their diaspora, derived from the Ancient Sanskrit देश (deśá or deshi), meaning Land or Country. "Desi" countries include Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Writing Humor from Hell

In partnership with Litquake...

“Funny is funny” is the greatest myth ever written about comedy. All of us have a sense of humor that is specific to a context. But is your audience in on the joke? How do we set-up conflict, and create pacing that gets that genuine laugh-out-loud moment from readers? How do we walk the line between comedy and drama? How do we take a moment loaded with humor and deflate it so that it’s taken more seriously? Humorist and playwright Zahra Noorbaksh (All Atheists Are Muslim) leads this 3-hour workshop in honing your comedic voice.

Mechanics' Institute members use discount code MIWriters for 10% off!

To register, visit:—writing-humor-hell

For each Litquake Writing Class, we reserve the right to cancel at any time and issue a full refund or credit to a later class. If you are unable to attend your class, please email at least seven days prior to receive a refund or credit, minus a $25 service charge.