Thursday, May 16, 2013

Comedians as Activists, Challenging Prejudice

Maz Jobrani is an Iranian-American comic and one of the founding members of the Axis of Evil comedy tour. In this funny 10 minute clip on Ted Talks he pokes fun at stereotypes and challenges prejudice. I am covering Islam in my religions class and beginning to look at Muslim culture today and showed it to the students who found it entertaining. Here's a story from NPR about the comedy tour and here is a New Times review of the group.

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