PARIS — The European Court of Human Rights has rejected claims by a French comedian that his right to speak freely was denied when he was convicted and fined in France for insulting Jews. The court said Dieudonne M’bala M’bala, a provocative performer who has been repeatedly accused of hate speech and anti-Semitism, could not […]
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NEW YORK (RNS) If you can’t get enough of Pope Francis, then how about a little Stephen Colbert? In these sneak peeks from a new interview, the comedian goes for laughs, and dives deep into theology.
Corruption, politicians, crime and culture are all regular fixtures but few punchlines mock the powerful military or religion. Pakistani law stipulates blasphemers be put to death.
(RNS) The show aims to challenge misperceptions about Muslims and combat hate. It features 15 Muslim comedians, including more than a few familiar names on the marquee.
(RNS) Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan, two lifelong Catholics behind “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” say their faith is such a part of their lives that not including it in the show would be dishonest.
(RNS) She made you laugh. She made you cringe. The queen of humor, who died Thursday at 81, had a distinctive bite.
“Muslim stand-up comedy is nothing new. But what makes “The Muslims Are Coming” different is that it portrays what happens when a troupe of comedians performs before red state Americans in such places as Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Arizona, Utah and Idaho.”
(RNS) Muslim stand-up comedy is nothing new. But what makes “The Muslims Are Coming” different is that it portrays what happens when a troupe of comedians performs before red state Americans.
SAN FRANCISCO (RNS) It’s just another night of stand-up comedy at the Punch Line as Jesus takes the microphone. It's “Holiday Heathens,'' a December comedy show featuring humor poking fun at religion, written by atheists for atheists. By Kimberly Winston.