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Egypt’s Comedy Hour

  • June 24, 2014
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Even the most brutal dictators and tyrants are comical, and every dictator is comical in his own way.   It’s not the kind of humour that really makes you laugh or go home with a warm glowing feeling. The comedy is generally low, often cruel, and invariably grotesque.

For example there is a story – which...

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