On TV: PBS explores Muslim-American comedy

A new episode of the PBS series, America at a Crossroads, premieres tonight (May 11) with a comedic bent, "Stand Up: Muslim American Comics Come of Age." The episode focuses on five stand-ups: Ahmed Ahmed, Tissa Hami, Dean Obeidallah, Azhar Usman and Maysoon Zayid. Four clips on the site, and the preview looks as though it was shot mostly in NYC. Check your local listings for air times.

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  1. Was familiar with Ahmed Ahmed, but the others were new to me. Remind me of modern day Lenny Bruce’s and Richard Pryor’s – using their comedy as a pretty powerful tool of social change. Will be keeping my ear to the ground for any upcoming performances in the NYC.

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