TEDGlobal 2010

The Axis of Evil Middle East Comedy Tour: Jamil Abu-Wardeh on TED.com

Jamil Abu-Wardeh jump-started the comedy scene in the Arab world by founding the Axis of Evil Middle East Comedy Tour, which brings standup comedians from the West to laughing audiences all over the region. He’s found that, by respecting the “three B’s” (blue material, beliefs and “bolitics”), the Axis of Evil comics find plenty of cross-border laughs. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2010, July 2010 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 9:00)

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