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Weird photos from around Asia to tickle your funny bone

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Stars pay tribute to late comedy icon Jerry Lewis

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In junta-ruled Thailand, critics turn to comedy

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Comedy Group AIB In Trouble Over PM Modi Post, Now Deleted

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April Fools' Day 2017: The Funniest Tweets To Make You Laugh Out Loud

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Malaysia’s comedy veteran Harith Iskander crowned ‘funniest person in the world’

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Weird photos from around Asia to tickle your funny bone
As the world's largest and most populated continent, you can bet that lots of strange things happen in Asia all the time. These photos compiled by AcidCow are perfect proof of that. Need a laugh or something to get you through the week? Simply browse the gallery above.   Read More ...
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Places: Asia |  S.E. Asia |  Mainland |  Singapore | 
Mumbaikars Bring Their A-Game To Twitter With Jokes On #MumbaiRains
It has been pouring incessantly in Mumbai since early morning today. Even as traffic woes have worsened, trains have been delayed and waist-deep water has filled many parts of the maximum city, Mumbai residents haven't lost their sense of humour. While most people on social media advised others to stay in and stay safe, some tweeted the funniest jokes in just 140 characters   Read More ...
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Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India | 
Beijing Comedy Week to bring laughter to the capital
Beijing Comedy Week, hosted by the Beijing Federation of Literary and Art Circles, is set to kick off on September 13, the federation announced Wednesday. More than 60 performances will be staged over 12 days by troupes from home and abroad. In the opening performance of the festival, the Art Troupe of Chinese Armed Police will tell a story about armed police living and working in remote boarder areas   Read More ...
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Tags: Comedy |  Laughter | 
Places: Asia |  E. Asia |  China | 
Stars pay tribute to late comedy icon Jerry Lewis
WASHINGTON: The death of comedy legend Jerry Lewis on Sunday prompted an outpouring of tributes from fellow comedians, actors and others in the entertainment world. Here are reactions from some notable personalities: “That fool was no dummy. Jerry Lewis was an undeniable genius an unfathomable blessing, comedy’s absolute! I am because he was! ;^D” he wrote on Twitter. “I realise I may be late with all this but all know is, losing Dick Gregory & Jerry Lewis is a gain 4 heaven, but a big loss for comedy,” she tweeted   Read More ...
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The doctor recommends a good laugh
When the MIT Technology Review, a 117-year-old publication, lists a Bengaluru-based doctor-inventor in its ‘35 innovators under 35’ list, which category would you expect it to slot him in? ‘Innovator’? ‘Entrepreneur’? Dr Jagdish Chaturvedi was termed a ‘Humanitarian’, in an article that spoke not only of his innovative imaging device, but also of his love of comedy. “It’s how I de-stress,” Chaturvedi was quoted by the 2016 article as saying, “But I also find comedy helps me sharpen my observation skills   Read More ...
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Tags: Comedy |  Stand up Comedy |  Laughter | 
Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  Tamil Nadu | 
Live a hundred years, laughing all the way
I don't know if the ones who are overweight and have a sense of humour necessarily live long, but I have seen many who are just not bothered about their physical size creating ripples of laughter all around, wherever they are. A few of this type are in my close circle. When asked about their health, “perfect” comes the reply — followed by a "but"   Read More ...
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Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India | 
Syrian comedy troupe's brand of satire fails to amuse Assad government
Every time he gets the chance, Ayham Hilal, an Internet cafe proprietor in the Syrian city of Saraqeb, squeezes into a small community center with about 200 fellow theatergoers and loses himself in a comedy show. The sketches are productions of an all-volunteer performance troupe known as the Saraqeb Youth Group, which has been bringing its brand of satirical theater to the small city east of Idlib through the most brutal chapters of the country’s civil war   Read More ...
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Places: United States |  Asia |  Mideast |  Syria | 
Rage, in her name: Maya Krishna Rao, the face of protest theatre also wants to make audience laugh
Maya Krishna Rao can command a crowd as easily as she fills auditoriums with her solo performances. She has a reputation for not mincing her words and suffering no fools. Yet, the theatre actor says, all she wants is to make people laugh. “I want to go on a protest stage and do comedy. The forces on the opposite side are so exhausting that, as an artist, the least I could do is help keep our sense of humour alive,” she says   Read More ...
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Tags: Women |  The Arts |  Theater |  Laughter | 
Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India | 
In junta-ruled Thailand, critics turn to comedy
BANGKOK: Dissent has been muted by Thailand's ruling generals since a 2014 coup. But there is one area where critical voices still have some space: humour. With political activity banned, internet censorship in force and activists and dissidents detained or summoned for "attitude adjustment", public discontent is being manifested in widely shared cartoons, internet memes, and parody music videos. "Thais are becoming more open to what critics and humorists are saying about the junta and the military government," political satirist Winyu "John" Wongsurawat told Reuters   Read More ...
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Places: Asia |  S.E. Asia |  Mainland |  Thailand |  Singapore | 
In junta-ruled Thailand, critics turn to comedy
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Dissent has been muted by Thailand's ruling generals since a 2014 coup. But there is one area where critical voices still have some space: humor. With political activity banned, internet censorship in force and activists and dissidents detained or summoned for "attitude adjustment", public discontent is being manifested in widely shared cartoons, internet memes, and parody music videos   Read More ...
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Places: United States |  Asia |  S.E. Asia |  Mainland |  Thailand | 
The ‘V’ talk
Noida’s DLF Mall of India in collaboration with Canvas Laugh Club has successfully raised the bar of humour with their Comedy Pop-up in the mall – LOL Comedy Evenings. A novel idea, the pop-up seeks to entertain the audience while they shop and also break the geographical barrier by bringing the artistes to them. The month long event brings on stage renowned names from India’s comedy circles – Anirban Dasgupta, Neeti Palta, and Aditi Mittal among others   Read More ...
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Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  North |  Uttar Pradesh |  Meerut |  Gautam Buddha Nagar |  Noida | 
Bring your brains along
“I have no idea of what to say in interviews; that is why I keep avoiding them till four people coax me to do it,” confesses Kunal Kamra. The Mumbai-based stand-up comedian’s show ‘Fresh Thoughts by Kunal Kamra’ was held in the city. “Indian stand-up comedy is opposite of that happens in Bollywood. A Bollywood comedy says ‘Keep your brains and come’ but for an Indian stand-up show, please bring your brains along and keep your jingoistic sentiment at home,” he states   Read More ...
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Tags: Comedy |  Stand up Comedy | 
Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India | 
Grace, comedy and black humor(1/8)
Cross-gender performance of Swan Lake.(Photo by Li Sanxian/China Daily) An all-male ballet troupe recently performed in Beijing. The show, Men in Tutus, was staged at the Beijing Exhibition Theater. In the dressing room, the boys put on their fake eyelashes, their dance skirts and toe shoes with skill and grace. And, as they appear on stage as four little swans, the audience erupts with laughter   Read More ...
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Places: Asia |  E. Asia |  China |  North |  Beijing | 
Laughing through adversity, bedridden comic Asodog finds the humor in his disability
The thought of living with a degenerative neuromuscular disorder would not occur to most people as a laughing matter. But in the case of Asodog, who claims to be Japan’s first and only “bedridden” comic, getting audiences to laugh at his expense is precisely the point. In one bit, the 38-year-old, who lies upright on a wheelchair stretcher, has a gag written on a page of a flip paper storyboard near his dangling feet that reads: “Bedridden   Read More ...
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Places: Asia |  N.E. Asia |  Japan | 
Comedy Group AIB In Trouble Over PM Modi Post, Now Deleted
Comedy group AIB, known for its provocative humour, today deleted a post on Prime Minister Narendra Modi after being roasted on Twitter. The Mumbai police tweeted that the post would be forwarded to the cyber cell for investigation. The group posted an image of PM Modi's lookalike at a railway station along with a photo of the Prime Minister with a Snapchat dog filter, captioned #wanderlust   Read More ...
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Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India | 
Malaysian humour on show
IF YOU really want a good laugh, catch the return of Comedy Central Asia's original stand-up series, Comedy Central Stand-Up, Asia!, this time featuring 16 comedians from around the region. The two-night show will be taking place at HGH Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, on July 13 and 14, starting at 8pm, with eight comedians performing each night live on stage   Read More ...
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Tags: Comedy |  Comedian | 
Places: Asia |  S.E. Asia |  Malaysia |  Malay States |  Central |  Kolumpo | 
‘Tawag ng Tawanan’ US tour promises laugh-filled September
NEW YORK CITY—Comedy, music and dance—it’s the complete entertainment package of “Tawag ng Tawanan.””Tawag ng Tawanan” aims to make the audience forget all their woes, at least for two to three hours. Headlining the show is Vhong Navarro, a Filipino comedian, actor, dancer, singer and commercial endorser who is currently a host on ABS-CBN’s “It’s Showtime.” He also appears on the Sunday variety show “ASAP,” both seen worldwide via The Filipino Channel   Read More ...
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Places: Asia |  S.E. Asia |  Maritime |  Philippines |  New York | 
Americans see the funny side of Indian comedy
From Hassan Minhaj and Aziz Ansari to Kal Penn and Russell Peters, many Indian-origin comics pick up their immigration tales, as well as “desi” stories for their stand-up acts in the US. And Canadian comedian and actor Mark McKinney is happy to see some strings of Indian comedy being weaved into the gigs in the US, saying the intermingling of the comedic notes bridges the gap between cultures   Read More ...
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Tags: Celebrities |  Jokes |  Comedy | 
Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  United Arab Emirates | 
When the doctor acts funny
Bengaluru's traffic, its jams and road rage are the butt of many jokes. Dr Jagdish Chaturvedi hasn't spared them either, during his stand-up comedy shows. The ENT surgeon and theatre actor, who has his own YouTube channel - Magaa of Small Things - believes that humour lies in all the little things around us. And that laughter is, really, the best medicine   Read More ...
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Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  South |  Karnataka |  Bangalore |  Bengaluru | 
Seth Meyers Trolls Trump Over Middle East Trip Flubs
President Donald Trump has been out of the country for only a few days, but “Late Night” host Seth Meyers is already feeling the difference. “It’s like when you were in school and your bully was out with the flu,” Meyers joked before launching into a recap of the president’s stumbles throughout his trip to the Middle East. In addition to ridiculing Trump over the fact that first lady Melania Trump publicly swatted away his hand, Meyers played a clip of the president telling the press that he “just got back from the Middle East” while sitting next to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin   Read More ...
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Tags: Politicians |  Comedy |  Donald John Trump | 
Places: United States |  Asia |  Mideast | 
Melania Trump Snubs ANOTHER Of Donald's Attempts To Hold Her Hand
It’s likely unintentional, but Melania Trump has yet again snubbed her husband, President Donald Trump, as he attempted to hold her hand on Tuesday. The moment happened when FLOTUS and POTUS arrived in Rome for their first audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican. It’s the couple’s third stop in the administration’s first international tour; they were in Saudi Arabia over the weekend and Israel earlier this week   Read More ...
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Tags: Politicians |  Comedy |  Donald John Trump | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Asia |  Mideast |  Saudi Arabia | 
In Fukushima, children are being taught to laugh out loud
AIZU-WAKAMATSU, Fukushima Prefecture--Comedy education is being offered at schools in this part of Japan that is still getting over the 2011 nuclear disaster, and that's no joke. The Okuma board of education in the prefecture has been giving serious attention to ways of making the children of evacuees laugh spontaneously to help them improve their communications skills and self-expression. The special classes are now under way at three town-run elementary and junior high schools temporarily set up in Aizu-Wakamatsu, which is situated a safe distance from the stricken Fukushima No   Read More ...
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Tags: Teaching |  Laughter | 
Places: Asia |  N.E. Asia |  Japan |  Honshu |  Tōhoku |  Fukushima |  Fukushima City | 
Trump Touched A Glowing Orb In Saudi Arabia And Folks Found It Just A Bit Odd
President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia has been fraught with controversy, from a potentially-illegal $110 billion arms deal, to his shifting rhetoric on Islam, to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates’ massive donation to Ivanka Trump’s “women’s empowerment” fund. It was already a lot for any news consumer to take in. And then came the orb. On Sunday, the Saudi Embassy tweeted a photo showing Trump, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud Salman and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi with their hands on a basketball-sized glowing orb   Read More ...
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Tags: Politicians |  Comedy |  Donald John Trump | 
Places: United States |  Asia |  Mideast |  Saudi Arabia | 
Laugh out for a good cause
Parinaam Foundation in collaboration with the Papa CJ Happiness Project is organising a comedy show by stand up comics Papa CJ and Praveen Kumar on May 23 at the Humming tree. Talking about the initiative, Papa CJ says, " A month long tour got cancelled earlier this year. It got me thinking and I announced that I would use the free time by performing for charities free of cost, enabling them to raise funds   Read More ...
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Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India | 
Navjot Singh Sidhu in comedy show: HC won’t moral politicians
The Punjab and Haryana High Court observed that it cannot issue any directions to the minister in the absence of any statutory provisions to stop him from participating in the show With Punjab cabinet minister Navjot Singh Siddhu continuing to face criticism over his appearance on a comedy show, the Punjab and Haryana High Court observed that it cannot issue any directions to the minister in the absence of any statutory provisions to stop him from participating in the show   Read More ...
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Tags: Comedy |  Comedy Shows | 
Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  North |  Chandigarh |  Punjab | 
On World Laughter Day, Twitter Is Overflowing With Jokes
New Delhi: World Laughter Day is marked on the first Sunday of May each year. Dr Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement, organised the first World Laughter Day in Mumbai in 1998. People usually gather in public parks and laugh out loud together. According to the World Laughter Day website, one of Dr Kataria's objectives is to promote world peace through laughter   Read More ...
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Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  New Delhi | 
Officials feel the heat as Sidhu warms to his new job
From sitting on a sofa and laughing in Kapil’s comedy show on TV to a minister who means business is not a small transformation, but cricketer-turned-comedian-turned-Punjab’s Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu is taking it seriously. At meetings with officials, Sidhu wants to convey he is a no-nonsense taskmaster, not a comedian’s prop. On Friday, at an hour-long meeting with officials of Punjab Tourism and Culture department on Friday, Sidhu, dressed in his trademark blue suit, yellow turban and pocket square, said: “I will forgive your seven mistakes, will hold your hand when you are in trouble, but I will not forgive anyone indulging in corruption   Read More ...
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Tags: Comedy |  Comedian | 
Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  North |  Chandigarh | 
This weekend, meet 3 funny men in Dubai
Three times the laughter, three times the fun. That’s what’s coming this weekend to the UAE. Here ahead of their gigs, comics Nitin Mirani, Jeeveshu Ahluwalia and Sorabh Pant talk expectations, pet peeves and their respective Dubai gigs. Nitin Mirani We caught up with Dubai-based Nitin Mirani over email as he finished up his stint in Bangkok. Mirani, who was named Laugh Factory USA’s fourth funniest person in the world 2015, had this to say   Read More ...
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Places: Asia |  Mideast |  United Arab Emirates | 
Comedy in the age of Trump
Comedian Judy Gold likes to think of herself as a line crosser. In her decades-long career, Gold has never shied away from making jokes about controversial topics. And that, she says, hasn't changed since the election of US President Donald Trump. But the atmosphere for political humor has. "When the zeitgeist changes, a comic has to change with that," she told The Jerusalem Post in a recent interview   Read More ...
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Tags: Politicians |  Comedy |  Donald John Trump | 
Places: Asia |  Mideast |  Israel | 
Coming soon: Kuala Lumpur International Comedy Festival 2017
Harith Iskander has always been one of the more recognisable local celebrities around. With his bald head, mustache and pleasant demeanour, the actor and comedian definitely stands out in a crowd. But after winning Laugh Factory’s Funniest Person In The World competition last year, however, Harith’s recognition has shot to an all-new high. “Everyone’s been calling me ‘The World’s Funniest Person’, which is kind of embarrassing   Read More ...
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Tags: Comedy | 
Places: Asia |  S.E. Asia |  Malaysia |  Kolumpo | 
Is Holocaust comedy taboo?
Comedians regularly come under fire for jokes which seem tasteless, offensive or "too soon." But where are the red lines? It it possible to make humor about one of the most horrible atrocities in human history? These are the questions director Ferne Pearlstein asks in her newest documentary, The Last Laugh, which will premier on US public television next Monday. The film, which opened in theaters in New York and LA last month, features an all-star cast of comedians discussing the taboos of Holocaust humor   Read More ...
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Tags: Culture |  Comedy |  Believes & Practices |  Taboos | 
Places: Asia |  Mideast |  Israel |  New York | 
Laughter in a new location
Laughter will get a new address on April 8, when Humour Club International — Triplicane Chapter moves to the refurbished TAG-MFAC auditorium of the Mylapore Fine Arts Club. The auditorium, which reopens for the public on April 8, will offer air-conditioning facilities, something that was missing at the Club’s previous meeting venues. “The Club had previously shifted to a few locations   Read More ...
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Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  South |  Tamil Nadu |  Chennai | 
Comedian Najip may get axe from Maharaja Lawak Mega 2017
PETALING JAYA: Singaporean comedian Najip Ali may be dropped from popular Malaysian TV show, Maharaja Lawak Mega 2017, after his offensive joke about Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak on Mediacorp Channel 5's live comedy show OK Chope!.   Read More ...
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Places: Asia |  S.E. Asia |  Malaysia |  Petaling |  PJ | 
Mediacorp apologises for 'offensive' segment about Najib
Television and radio broadcaster Mediacorp has apologised for airing an "offensive" TV comedy segment containing remarks about Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. The apology concerned a segment in Channel 5's weekly live comedy show, OK Chope!, in which a panel of comedians - including Mike Kasem, Sam See, Najip Ali and Rishi Budhrani - give impromptu humorous takes on current affairs   Read More ...
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Tags: Comedy | 
Places: Asia |  S.E. Asia |  Mainland |  Singapore | 
Zany comedian Tom Green brings his stand-up to Israel
Tom Green, one of the most unpredictable comedy personalities ever to be on MTV, is coming to Israel next month as part of his stand-up world tour. The Canadian actor and comic will be performing on May 26 at Tel Aviv’s Ozen Bar and the following day at Zappa Herzliya.Green, who began his entertainment a career in the early ’90s as a rapper, was an immediate hit in the 1990s with his Tom Green Show on MTV   Read More ...
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Places: Asia |  Mideast |  Israel | 
Mediacorp apologises for 'offensive' comedy segment on Malaysian PM Najib Razak
SINGAPORE - Television and radio broadcaster Mediacorp has apologised for airing an "offensive" TV comedy segment containing remarks about Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. The apology concerned a segment in Channel 5's weekly live comedy show Ok Chope!, in which a panel of comedians including Mike Kasem, Sam See, Najip Ali and Rishi Budhrani give impromptu humorous takes on current affairs   Read More ...
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Places: Asia |  S.E. Asia |  Mainland |  Singapore | 
April Fools' Day 2017: The Funniest Tweets To Make You Laugh Out Loud
As we celebrate April Fools' Day 2017 today, we wanted to give you something to laugh about. Whether you're looking for to play on unsuspecting friends or , you've come to the right place. And if you're just looking for something funny to laugh at, this article is all you need. Most of us remember humming along to Mohammad Rafi's ' as kids   Read More ...
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Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India | 
Show me the funny
We Indians could do with a few laughs — after all, we rank 122 out of 155 countries on the World Happiness Report 2017. Given the recent news headlines, this is not surprising. It explains why comedy is growing into such a serious business in the country today. We consume it in all its forms: a Google search for “Comedy in India” brings up about 4,75,00,000 results in 1   Read More ...
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Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  South |  Tamil Nadu | 
Laughing at the face of death: Terminally ill patients do a stand-up comedy routine, win hearts
"Death is nothing, but the next great adventure," said Albus Dumbledore to a 11-year-old Harry Potter. In this reporter's opinion, that is one of JK Rowling's best lines in the entire book series. And yet, we're not comfortable talking about death. When a loved one speaks on life after their time, we ask them to change the topic. A few of us joke about death, but not everyone sees humour in it   Read More ...
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Tags: Comedy |  Stand up Comedy | 
Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India | 
Terminally Ill Patients Perform Stand-Up Comedy To #LaughAtDeath
NEW DELHI: In a world where discussing death makes most people uncomfortable, here's a video that encourages you to laugh at it. A video, which has trended on Twitter, shows a group of terminally ill patients performing stand-up comedy for their families on the topic of death. The video has been shared online by 'End Of Life Care India' and aims to "help patients get comfortable with death   Read More ...
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