Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Iranian/Persian comedians and comediennes - the best standup comedy

Omid Djalili likes to start his standup comedy routine by saying he is Iran's only standup comedian, which is, technically, 2 more than Germany. It's funny, but it's not true. There are many more Iranian/Persian standup comedians. Most of them are from the diaspora or hyphenated Iranian-somethings. I'm going to run a series of blog posts highlighting as many Iranian-American, Canadian-Iranian, British Iranian, British Persian, Persian, English-speaking Persian, Iranian ex-pat, etc. standup comedians and comedienne's as possible. Wikipedia has it's list... but YouTube has more. I do not accept liability for any of these comedians not actually being funny. I also realise there is a wealth of Persian-language satire out there that I'm not going to be covering.

Here's a taster...

Photo of Ali and Hadi laughing by Vahid Rahmanian on Flickr.

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