Sadaf Fahim
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I research American literature and comedy at the University of East Anglia. My research interests include F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Jazz Age, Lenny Bruce, Ring Lardner, Rick Shapiro, and other things that may seem entirely unrelated, but aren't. Really.

As part of my research, I'm interviewing standup comics, and doing a standup act. Mostly I just read a lot of books and write things that I almost finish sometimes.

I also say more (and filthier) things on my blog.

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The Youtube Sensation Who Stole From Patrice O'Neal

(0) Comments | Posted 5 August 2013 | (20:02)

There have been a few joke-stealing scandals in recent years: Carlos Mencia stealing from Joe Rogan, Jay Mohr from Rick Shapiro, the lesser-known (though no less egregious) instance of Denis Leary stealing from Louis C.K. And now, Kain Carter stealing from Patrice O'Neal, less...

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How Wonderful It Is to Call Kanye West Stupid

(1) Comments | Posted 25 June 2013 | (08:49)

Kanye West's flippant reference to Parkinson's in a recent lyric has had the expected repercussions: it's been condemned as 'cruel' and 'distasteful' by various Parkinson's advocacy groups, generated some controversy in the media, and as a result, more people have probably listened to the song. The lyrics in...

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Riotous Activism: How Comedians Are Helping Change the World

(0) Comments | Posted 20 June 2013 | (00:43)

The best comedy is usually an act of extraordinary bravery. When a standup comic gets up in front of a crowd, armed with nothing but a microphone, they're already doing something many of us would be afraid to do. But the truly great comics, the ones who leave their audiences...

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