Jordan: Sexist Comedy Draws No Laughs
“These guys are cut off [from women].” This phrase introduced last Monday’s episode of the Jordanian stand-up comedy show N2O. It should have been a warning as to how far the show and its actors were about to fall from grace.Carried by the independent channel Ruya TV as part of its comedy hour, N2O claims that “all views expressed in this episode are heavily satirical.”
But the satire backfired badly, and was in bad-taste given Jordan’s discriminatory laws against women. The episode in question was dedicated to mocking women’s rights, but it was devoid of any wit or humor, says a review at al-akhbar.com.
Read the full review at al-akhbar.com