Stand Up: Muslim American Comics Come of Age

The emergence of Muslim and Arab American comedians in the wake of 9/11 shows how the comics use humor to take on stereotypes.

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Premiere Date
May 11, 2008
Length
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Series and Special Projects
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Producer/Director

Glenn Baker

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The Film

This film explores the emergence of Muslim and Arab American comedians in the wake of 9/11, showing how the comics use humor to take on stereotypes about Middle Easterners and the issue of terrorism. Stand Up showcases their comedy and the way it is shaped by the everyday tribulations of their lives.

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