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Encyclopedia > Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World
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Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World
Directed by Albert Brooks
Produced by Steve Bing
Written by Albert Brooks
Starring Albert Brooks
Sheetal Sheth
Jon Tenney
John Carroll Lynch
Fred Dalton Thompson
Distributed by Warner Independent Pictures
Release date(s) January 20, 2006
Running time 98 minutes
Language English
Budget $10,000,000
IMDb profile

Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World is a 2005 film starring and directed by Albert Brooks. It was shown at the Dubai International Film Festival. Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... Image File history File links Looking_for_Comedy_in_the_Muslim_World_film. ... Albert Brooks (born July 22, 1947 as Albert Lawrence Einstein) is an Academy Award nominated American actor, writer, comedian and director. ... Stephen Leo Bing (b. ... Albert Brooks (born July 22, 1947 as Albert Lawrence Einstein) is an Academy Award nominated American actor, writer, comedian and director. ... Albert Brooks (born July 22, 1947 as Albert Lawrence Einstein) is an Academy Award nominated American actor, writer, comedian and director. ... Sheetal Sheth Sheetal Sheth (born June 24, 1976 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey) is a film actress. ... Jonathan F. W. Tenney (born December 16, 1961 in Princeton, New Jersey) is an American actor. ... John Carroll Lynch (born August 1, 1963) is an American actor from Boulder, Colorado. ... For the silent movie actor, see Fred Thomson. ... WIPs logo, which closely resembles half of the WB shield. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Albert Brooks (born July 22, 1947 as Albert Lawrence Einstein) is an Academy Award nominated American actor, writer, comedian and director. ... Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is an annual film festivalthat held in dubai. ...


The plot follows Albert Brooks, a Jewish-American comedian, sent by the United States government into India and Pakistan to find out "what makes Muslims laugh." References are made to Brooks' earlier films, including Finding Nemo, Lost In America and Defending Your Life along with his earlier stand-up comedy material. A Jewish American (also commonly American Jew) is an American (a citizen of the United States) of Jewish descent or religion who maintains a connection to the Jewish community, either through actively practicing Judaism or through cultural and historical affiliation. ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... Finding Nemo is an Academy Award-winning computer-animated film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released to theaters by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution. ... Lost in America is a 1985 film starring Albert Brooks and Julie Hagerty as yuppies David and Linda Howard who are fed up with the corporate lifestyle. ... DVD cover of Defending Your Life (1991) Defending Your Life is a 1991 comedy fantasy movie about the afterlife. ...


Reviews and box-office

The film received mixed reviews from critics. According to RottenTomatoes, it received 42% positive reviews. [1]. It opened in limited release (in only 161 theatres) and earned a total gross of $888,975, considerably less than its budget of $10 million.[2] Rotten Tomatoes () is a website devoted to reviews and news of movies and video games. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...


Factual inaccuracies and Misrepresentions

Almost everything in the movie about India and Pakistan is inaccurate. A few of the most blatant inaccuracies are listed below.

  • India is a secular nation with 80% Hindus and hardly a part of the Muslim World.
  • There are numerous comedy clubs, comedians and comedy shows in India, Pakistan and Iran in every major city.
  • Halloween is as unlikely to be understood by Pakistanis and Indians as Dussera or Eid ul-Fitr would be in the USA. So it is very unlikely that Pakistani comics laugh at Albert Brooks's jokes.
  • Ventriloquism is fairly common and has been in Indian comedy for many decades.
  • Al Jazeera is a broadcasting corporation based in Qatar and does little or no programming in India.

This article is about the Hindu religion; for other meanings of the word, see Hindu (disambiguation). ... There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... Halloween, or Halloween, is a tradition celebrated on the night of October 31, most notably by children dressing in costumes and going door-to-door collecting sweets, fruit, and other gifts, called most commonly trick-or-treating. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Eid ul-Fitr or Id-Ul-Fitr (Arabic: عيد الفطر ‘Īd al-Fiá¹­r), often abbreviated as simply Eid, is an Islamic holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting. ... Al Jazeera logo Al Jazeera (الجزيرة), meaning The Island or The (Arabian) Peninsula (whence also Algiers) is an Arabic television channel based in Qatar. ...

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