Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Halal comedy in Pakistan

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Comedian Shazia Mirza has a nice piece on the Guardian about her experiences performing stand-up on tour in Pakistan, and what the authorities there (not to mention the Pakistani Taliban insurgents) deem acceptable topics to tell jokes about. "Be careful, it's best you only do halal comedy," Mirza was told. She points out that there is no such thing, and that she proceeded to do the exact opposite.

It's very interesting – go and see for yourselves.