Monday, February 22, 2010

Iranian Gay Night of Comedy in SF

Say, did you hear the one about the gay Iranians staging a fun-filled evening of laughter, while their homeland is in the throes of democracy-building and government bullying?

You will on March 12, if you get tickets to this event:

San Francisco's Castro district, the world's best-known gay neighborhood, will be making history again. For the first time ever, Iranian-American comedians will come together in one special night to tackle the subject of homosexuality and Iranians. is proud to present Mehran Khaghani, Tissa Hami, Amir Malekpour and Max Amini, four of the funniest and accomplished comedians, at Cafe du Nord's Swedish American Hall on Friday, March 12th. Gate opens at 7 pm.

I hope the comics don't do anything dangerous, like out the Iranian president. If they did, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, being gay and guilty of sodomy, would have to hang himself.

Poor taste, I know, given the activism I've engaged in over the hanging of two gay teenagers in Mashad, Iran, in 2005, but if I can't make a feeble attempt at political humor, who can.

For real gay Iranian political humor, I intend to catch this show next month. See you there.

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