وزارد او دا وستساد
VIZITOR TO THE VESTSIDE
an
American blog of Iranian dissent

You, Me, and Nasim

Logged into the official VoV myspace page today and noticed a banner ad up top written in fancy Arabic script. It was a sly recruitment ad from the U.S. military aiming to hire translators for purpose of cracking the code of their "enemy."

It reminded me of something I viewed Christmas night. Nothing on the tele so I hooked up the ol' laptop and showed our guests some stuff from the interwebs.  I came across a clever one-woman clip entitled "Me, Myself & Iran," performed at the Upright Citzens Brigade (UCB) theatre by a tiny Persian girl named Nasim Pedrad. It was a quirky solo performance that touched on everything from military occupation of Iraq, to the douchey pick-up lines of Irooni boys, to dealing with Persian (slash Jewish) mommies.

Nasim's one of the more promising Iranian-American actresses in Los Angeles. The twentysomething UCLA TFT alum originally hails from the creative Persian hotbed of Irvine - attending the noted University High School - and later honed her skills at the Groundlings, the comedy workshop that has fed Saturday Night Live (SNL) with talent for years.

Nasim's currently making her network television debut, with a part-time supporting role in the final season of ER. Yep, that E.R I mentioned earlier.

Me, Myself and Iran  - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4:

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