Political Satire Iranian-American Style
Friday, January 14, 2011
A new Voice of America TV show has hit a nerve with Iranians inside and outside Iran. It's called "Parazit" (which means static in Persian) and it's a weekly half-hour of political satire often compared to "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." The show's host Kambiz Hosseini and executive producer Saman Arbabi say millions follow them online and they describe how political satire works when the butt of the jokes is an authoritarian government.
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