'Axis of Evil' Comedy, on Tour

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(L to R) Maz Jobrani, Ahmed Ahmed and Aron Kader make up the "Axis of Evil Comedy Tour." hide caption

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(L to R) Maz Jobrani, Ahmed Ahmed and Aron Kader

(L to R) Maz Jobrani, Ahmed Ahmed and Aron Kader make up the "Axis of Evil Comedy Tour."

Three stand-up comedians with roots in the Middle East are performing across America on the "Axis of Evil Comedy Tour."

Egyptian-American Ahmed Ahmed, Iranian-American Maz Jobrani and Palestinian-American Aron Kader talk to Robert Siegel about the challenges of humor during times of war — and their favorite air marshal joke.

Ahmed says he always know who the air marshal is on a flight: "It's the guy who's reading People magazine upside down and is looking right at me."

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