Comedians Vs. The News [World Service]

The funny take on news with comedians from around the world.

Episodes

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01Sofia Nino De Rivera And Anuvab Pal2020082920200830 (WS)
20200905 (WS)
Global comedy stars join forces to take on the news. This week, why is India obsessed with Kamala Harris? And which leader threatened to punch a journalist in the face?

New York-based comedians Jess Salomon and Eman El-Husseini are joined by Mexican comedy sensation Sofia Niño de Rivera and one of India’s top stand-ups, Anuvab Pal.
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Global comedy stars join Jess Salomon and Eman El-Husseini to tackle the news

02Rafi Bastos And Loyiso Gola2020090520200906 (WS)
20200907 (WS)
Comedy couple Jess Salomon and Eman El-Husseini are joined by Rafi Bastos, one of Brazil’s sharpest satirists, and South African stand-up star Loyiso Gola to take on the world’s headlines. This week, why are Canadian statues losing their heads? And why would you want to implant a computer chip in a pig’s brain?
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Stars from Brazil and South Africa join Jess and Eman to take on the world's headlines

03Adeola Fayehun And Alice Fraser2020091220200913 (WS)
20200914 (WS)
The world's wildest comedians with the funniest take on global headlines around.

Funny couple Jess Salomon and Eman El-Husseini are joined by Nigerian YouTube star Adeola Fayehun and Australian comedy sensation Alice Fraser to tackle the world’s headlines. This week, why is China is expelling Australian journalists? And what is life really like for wizards in New Zealand?
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Comedians from Nigeria and Australia join Jess and Eman to tackle the world's headlines

04Bassem Youssef And Maz Jobrani2020091920200920 (WS)
20200921 (WS)
Egypt’s top satirist Bassem Youssef and acclaimed American comic Maz Jobrani join comedy duo Jess Salomon and Eman El-Husseini to take on the world's headlines.
This week, what do immigrants in the US really think of Donald Trump? Why are Egyptian performers being censored on TikTok? And the woman bringing North and South Koreans together, in the name of love.
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Satirists from Egypt and the USA join Jess and Eman to take on the world's headlines

05Enissa Amani And Neeti Palta2020092620200927 (WS)
20200928 (WS)
The funny take on news with comedians from around the world

Top German stand-up Enissa Amani and one of India’s biggest comedians, Neeti Palta, join comedy couple Jess Salomon and Eman El-Husseini to find the funny in the world’s news.

This week, why are India and China at loggerheads over a border? And meet Harley, the Mexican pug on the frontline in the battle against Covid-19.

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Stars from Germany and India join Jess and Eman to find the funny in the world's news

06Tumi Morake And Gastor Almonte2020100320201004 (WS)
20201005 (WS)
South Africa’s queen of comedy Tumi Morake and top American stand-up Gastor Almonte join comedy couple Jess Salomon and Eman El-Husseini to find the funny in the world’s news. This week, why is the South African defence minister in trouble for borrowing a plane? And the American football star who became a hero off the pitch.

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Comedy stars from South Africa and the US find the funny in this week's news

07Josie Long And Ari Eldje1rn2020101020201011 (WS)
20201012 (WS)
Icelandic comedian Ari Eldjárn and British stand-up Josie Long join comedy couple Jess Salomon and Eman El-Husseini to tackle the global headlines.
This week, what does it really mean to be vice-president of the United States? And exploring the mystery of a strange sound tormenting the residents of an Icelandic town.
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Comedians from the UK and Iceland join Jess and Eman to tackle the global headlines

082020101720201018 (WS)
20201019 (WS)
The world's wildest comedians with the funniest take on global headlines around.
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