/* */

Posts tagged comedy

I talked to Yael Kohen about We Killed: The Rise of Women in American Comedy.

For The Atlantic, I wrote about the documentary Just Like Us, which follows some comedians as they tour the Middle East. My piece begins:

As part of his act, the Egyptian-American actor and comedian Ahmed Ahmed likes to tell a joke about how, via Google and no-fly lists, he discovered a terrorist who shares his name. He imagines the terrorist walking around some Middle Eastern country, where mistaken fans approach him and ask for a joke. “No, no, I’m not the comedian. I’m the terrorist,” Ahmed says, his voice slipping into a heavy accent. “I’ll prove it. I’ll blow myself up right here.”

Click on through to read the rest.