female muslim comic
This is an article about a muslim female comediene very iteresting.
No one embodies these ideas better than Shazia Mirza, a devout Muslim woman whose quest to pursue the simple--and quite personal--ambition of being a stand-up comedienne is literally taking the world by storm. It's not just that she is Muslim and is doing jokes about 9/11 and the backlash and hysteria that has followed. "My name is Shazia Mirza. At least that's what it says on my pilot's license." It's not just that she is funny: "If the comedy thing doesn't work out, I'm going to be a suicide bomber. I spoke to my counselor about it. She said no experience is required, you don't have to wait for payday, and it'll get you out of that marriage to your ugly cousin" or "Comedians and suicide bombers have one thing in common. Me, me, me." Indeed, what is most striking about Mirza and the condition she brings to her work as a comic is that her very existence is a powerful, if unintended, challenge to the countless social, cultural, political, racial, and gender paradigms that have the world locked in an endless, unwinnable battle with itself.