Sakdiyah Ma’ruf

Sakdiyah Ma’ruf

Sakdiyah Ma'ruf is a stand-up comedian from Indonesia whose comic routine advocates for individual rights and challenges Islamic fundamentalism. She grew up watching U.S.-based comedians and decided to use the same medium to talk about issues plaguing her own country. In the face of rising extremism and violence, Ma'ruf is using stand-up comedy as a platform to speak up for free expression and the rights of women. Television producers have asked her to censor her jokes, but she has refused to be silenced. For Ma’ruf, comedy mirrors a culture’s hypocrisy, and she is constantly striving for truth in her acts by speaking up against growing fundamentalism in Indonesia.

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  • Life without fear is human rights!Fri Jan 20, 8:22am
  • @ari_ap salam kenal, Mas. Saya follow krn tertarik dg center for celebrity studies. Ini lembaga sungguhan? Kajiannya apa aja? Menarik bgt!Fri Jan 20, 4:23am
  • Mbak @kategrealy, I just saw this tweet. What happen? Are you and your family okay? Sending lots of love and prayers https://t.co/agwApHnQrqFri Jan 20, 2:46am

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