“A founding member of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, standup comic Maz Jobrani riffs on the challenges and conflicts of being Iranian-American — ‘like, part of me thinks I should have a nuclear program; the other part thinks I can’t be trusted …'”

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This comedian doesn’t just get laughs; he uses stand-up as a platform for discussing important social issues and to foster greater cultural understanding.  His big goal is to break stereotypical perspectives of Muslims and Middle Easterners by showing that “there are good people everywhere.”  Here is another of his entertaining and educational TED talks.  

Tags: Middle East, TEDglobalization, culture, Islam.