Breaking the Mould: Conversations with Omid Djalili and Shazia Mirza
The British comedy circuit has traditionally been the preserve of white men telling jokes primarily about sex and alcohol. However, in recent years, thanks to comics such as Omid Djalili and Shazia Mirza, jokes not only about acts of terrorism, holy pilgrimages and Orientalist stereotypes, but also humour from an ethnic minority perspective, have been firmly placed on the comedy landscape. Both Omid and Shazia have been described as original and groundbreaking comics, helping to move British comedy forward in innovative and progressive ways.
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