Axis of Evil Comedy Tour: Homeland insecurity

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NPR's Fresh Air had a piece on the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour group, which is comprised of comedians Maz Jobrani, Ahmed Ahmed and Aron Kader (of Iranian, Egyptian and Palestinian descent, respectively). Their special, in which the comics muse on how life changed for them since Sept. 11 with amusement, bewilderment and a touch of self-deprecation (they enter the stage through metal detectors), premiered on Comedy Central last month and is out on DVD this week. [Official site.]

"They are doing for Middle-Easterners what Richard Pryor did for African Americans - Carrying their culture to the mainstream... Very funny and timely." -Newsweek

See: The New York Times piece.

The DVD.

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