Axis of Evil in Lebanon

The comedy troupe.

clipped from www.time.com

The Axis of Evil arrived in Lebanon last week. No, not in the form of wasn’t some Iran-backed coup d’ �tat, but as a stand-up comedy team made up of three Americans of Middle Eastern descent. (They couldn’t find a funny North Korean.) On the last leg of a regional tour playing to sold-out venues in Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan, they arrived at the Casino Du Liban outside of Beirut with a certain sense of relief. Lebanon was the only country that allowed them to perform their routine with expletives undeleted — no small challenge for a modern American comedy act. “

The group’s Middle Eastern tour is also getting a lot of laughs out of foibles better known to locals. Some of the funnier bits included: “When Arabs hook up they never say ‘Your place or mine?’ They say, ‘Where are your parents, and how big is your car?'” Or, on how an Arab version of the TV game show The Price Is Right! should be called, “This Price Is Not Right!”

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