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Muslim Comedian Finds Kindred Spirit: Woody Allen

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Muslim Comedian Finds Kindred Spirit: Woody Allen

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Comedian Sarfraz Manzoor says that Woody Allen has been his hero ever since he saw Annie Hall as a teenager. Manzoor says comics like Allen, Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor have used humor to poke fun at their respective communities — and he wants Muslims to do the same.

Manzoor's article, "It's Time for Muslim Comedians to Stand Up" was published in Sunday's Washington Post.