The Funny Thing About Muslims
4 Extra Debut. Sarfraz Manzoor explores where and when Muslims can laugh at themselves and their faith. From January 2008.
Sarfraz Manzoor explores the view that Muslims lack a sense of humour.
Writer and broadcaster Sarfraz Manzoor, himself a practising Muslim, talks to Muslim comics, comedy writers and scholars about what makes their fellow-believers laugh. How far can Muslim humour go about their faith? How does it compare to the way other religions and cultures laugh at themselves ? And what subjects - if any - are off-limits?
Producer: Mohini Patel.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2008.