Timely Film Shows Comedy is No Laughing Matter

Christina Leadlay
Published: Wednesday, 02/22/2006 12:00 am EST

What's turned into a diplomatic nightmare --the enduring international protests towards the Danish editorial cartoons of the prophet Muhammed --could possibly turn advantageous to the promoters of Albert Brooks' new film, Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World. Inspired by the post-Sept. 11, 2001 desire of the West to better understand what makes their Islamic counterparts tick, this film could benefit from this ongoing debate, but audiences won't come away with any answers.

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