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May 17, 2021

Special Guest Niloo - Simplify it to love

Special Guest Niloo - Simplify it to love

In today’s episode, Jay speaks with Niloo, a full-time Actor, Vocalist, and Stand-Up Comic in Los Angeles. Her Persian roots make her a valuable vocalist in her musical projects, including the International Party Band “26 Orchestra” and her music collective called “A Tribe Called Love,” which brings popular and EDM music together with conscious lyrics.


In today’s episode, Jay speaks with Niloo, a full-time Actor, Vocalist, and Stand-Up Comic in Los Angeles. Her Persian roots make her a valuable vocalist in her musical projects, including the International Party Band “26 Orchestra” and her music collective called “A Tribe Called Love,” which brings popular and EDM music together with conscious lyrics. 

Stay tuned after the show for a debut peek at an unreleased. collaboration track between Niloo and Musician & Producer Shahya.  A lo fi soundtrack about Summer Flings 

Episode Highlights:

· 02:00: Jay introduces Niloo, and they talk about welfare checks amongst friends and the importance of asking for each other’s well-being.

· 04:35: Jay refers to a TikTok video that he used to make with one of his old friends.

· 05:35: Niloo states that her favorite set was from the “Comedy Store.”

· 07:45: She expresses that humans tend to make everything more complex than it needs to be.

· 09:45: As per Jay, one should move on with life and be grateful as it makes life so much easier and amazing.

· 12:00: Jay praises Niloo, saying that he loves the fact that she is so authentic because the stuff she says throws everybody off guard.

· 14:15: Niloo says that grooming for her has a varying landscape based on need. 

· 15:55: Jay points out that the ingrained thought processes that we have do not allow us to function like normal creatures.

· 18:15: According to Niloo and Jay, the word fear stops us from loving.

· 20:20: Jay asks Niloo that what brought her from Persia to America.

· 22:20: Niloo narrates her life journey right through her childhood till she moved to Los Angeles.

· 24:40: Jay curiously enquires from Niloo about her documentaries and films.

· 26:30: Niloo and Jay talk about the Persian/Indian extravagant and expensive weddings.

· 28:30: Jay recalls an incident where a cartoon character was about George Bush.

· 30:40: “A Tribe Called Love” was created of bringing the community together, says Niloo.

· 35:20: Jay suggests that to be a Comedian, one must have a certain amount of strife as it comes from suffering.

· 36:40: Niloo mentions it is sometimes good to point out someone’s behavior directly.

· 38:40: She says the older she got in her twenties; the confrontations were more heated.

· 40:35: Jay reiterates that what Niloo said about her telling people from friendship reflects her everyday actions.

· 40:55: Jay asks Niloo about her upcoming events.

· 42:50: Niloo and Jay discuss the need to do a separate show on animal rescue as Niloo is an Animal Rights Activist and Rescuer.

3 Key Points:

1. Niloo gives an example of how we deep shame about what nature gave us. She says we have shamed generations of men by telling them that it’s wrong for them to cry, and we forgot that crying is a biological function.

2. Niloo mentions that she and her partner are majorly producing the comedy show - “That’s Funny Niloo.”

3. Niloo expresses while talking about animal rescue rights. The words we use matter; we can’t move beyond a bit of level of consciousness without changing the words.

Resources Mentioned:

· Niloo: @Thats_Funny_Niloo: InstagramFacebook

· @A_Tribe_Called_Love: FacebookInstagram

· Book - “Love Came & Went” (Memoirs of a Persian American Love Addict): Amazon

Niloo Bio:

Niloo is a full-time Actor, Vocalist, and Stand-Up Comic in Los Angeles. 

Her Persian roots make her a valuable vocalist in her musical projects, including the international party band “26 Orchestra”; as well as her music/comedy collective called A Tribe Called Love, which brings popular and EDM music together with conscious lyrics. 

She was recently the subject of a documentary called "Niloofar, Pooneh, Betty and them", by award-winning Iranian filmmaker Esmail Mihandoust. 

Niloo produces a monthly underground comedy show called “That’s Funny Niloo”, and has been lucky enough to perform at famed comedy stages such as the world-famous Comedy Club in Hollywood, and Flappers in Burbank. She is also a Vegan, Animal Rights Activist, and Rescuer, and has worked as an inspirational speaker and motivator. 

Niloo’s favorite mantras are:
*Gratitude is the doorway to Abundance. (Deepak Chopra)
*Be the friend you wish to see in the World. (Gandhi remixed)

Follow Niloo on IG and FB @Thats_Funny_Niloo and @A_Tribe_Called_Love

first memoir called “Love Came & Went (memoirs of a Persian American love addict)”.

Shahya Bio:

" Shahya is a multi-instrumentalist producer based in Santa Cruz, California. His influences draw from the Jazz Hip Hop styling of artists such as J Dilla, Hiatus Kaiyote, and Jinsang. With the intention of creating an atmosphere, his beats paint the setting of the perfect drive home under the dark golden sunset as the night nears. "

 Instagram | @lofi_shahya

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