Iranian Comedy 'Jihad' Bombs Onstage
WASHINGTON, DC – Former Iranian president Mahmud Ahmadinejad has found a new career: not in politics, but in comedy.
The diminutive but always feisty politician recently opened the start of a cross-country comedy "jihad" across America, beginning at New York's very own Caroline's in Times Square.
"Come for the laughs: stay because we are holding you hostage!" read one of the many advertisements which have been popping up all over New York.
The tour, known as "The Shahids of the Blessed Ali Comedy Extravaganza" will eventually come to more than a dozen American cities and feature the side-splitting laughs of Ahmadinejad, as well as Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani and Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah.
Already being referred to by the media as the "Persian Invasion," it is part of a deal between Ahmadinejad's presidential successor Hassan Rouhani, and U.S. president Barack Obama to increase the goodwill between the two nations as part of their recent agreement to limit Iran's nuclear p…
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