“No Laughing Matter”: Comedy & The News

On September 27, 2011, Steve Inskeep of NPR’s Morning Edition, America’s most popular radio news show, moderated a lively panel with "Daily Show" writers Kevin Bleyer and Zhubin Parang, "Colbert Report" writer Glenn Eichler, and Kambiz Husseini and Saman Arababi of "Parazit," the popular Iranian Internet satire. In collaboration with MOST Resource, the event zeroed in on the uses of comedy news to explode stereotypes and poke fun at political establishment rhetoric and (mis)perceptions about Muslims in the U.S. and abroad.

Saman Arababi, Kambiz Husseini and Glenn Eichler, with MOST Resource’s Michael Wolfe, Cynthia Schneider and Alex Kronemer