The Truth Behind Humor

Ahmed Albasheer


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Ahmed Albasheer is an Iraqi comedian and political satirist. During his OFF talk, Ahmed used his own story to talk about how the current state of authoritarianism in Iraq has unfolded over the years. Most importantly, his talk showed the power of humor in challenging corruption, war, repression, and sectarianism, as well as in exposing the truth and overcoming tragedy.

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