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Jamil Abu-Wardeh:
The Axis of Evil Middle East Comedy Tour

TEDGlobal 2010 · 8:59 · Filmed Jul 2010
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Jamil Abu-Wardeh jump-started the comedy scene in the Arab world by founding the Axis of Evil Middle East Comedy Tour, which brings standup comedians to laughing audiences all over the region. He's found that, by respecting the "three B's" (blue material, beliefs and "bolitics"), the Axis of Evil comics find plenty of cross-border laughs.

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Jamil Abu-Wardeh believes in the community-building power of a shared laugh — especially in Arabic. He jumpstarted the Dubai standup comedy scene and produced the Axis of Evil Middle East Comedy Tour. Full bio

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