Monday, October 23, 2006

Are You Having A Laugh?

You have to read this story here in the Telegraph. It claims that the British Council is sending "comedienne" Shazia Mirza to India to make jokes about the veil. This is supposed to show that Britain is a free and civilised society. Anyone in India who has the misfortune to see Ms Mirza is more likely to get the impression that the British have lost their legendary sense of humour. She is NOT funny. I've seen her a couple of times, once in a New York comedy bar, and she is dreadful. An interesting lesson for those wearing the veil: take it off, mock it and achieve far more than you deserve.

1 comment:

roger st. thomas said...

I am not in favor of the veil per se, but looking at her picture, I tend to think we might have been better off if she'd kept it on! More pictures of Tory hotties, and less pictures of Shazia Mirza, please...