Ladies and fish, it’s time for another installment of Appreciate a Female Comic Weekday! I present to you one of my favorite SNL cast members:

Nasim Pedrad was born in Tehran, Iran and lived there until 1984, before emigrating to the United States when she was two years old. Her younger sister is comedy writer Nina Pedrad, who wrote for 30 Rock during its final two seasons and currently on New Girl. She is bilingual, fluent in English and Persian.

Nasim frequently performed her one-woman show Me, Myself & Iran at the Los Angeles divisions of ImprovOlympic and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. She has received an LA Weekly Best Comedic Performance of the Year Award as the lead in the comedic spoof After School Special.

Her guest appearances include Gilmore Girls and a recurring role on ER as Nurse Suri. In 2011, she was a recurring voice on the Fox animated series Allen Gregory. Catch her this fall in the upcoming FOX sitcom Mulaney!

NASIM PEDRAD, GAY EDITION:

NASIM PEDRAD, NON-GAY EDITION: