I e-mailed some of the overzealous Sikhs and told them that I was making fun of prejudice against those who wear turbans, not the turban itself, which seemed even more sacred now.After 9/11, many Sikhs had cut their hair and stopped wearing turbans.A sign in the back of the comedy club boasted that many of the comics who performed there had also appeared on Letterman and Leno.
I wanted to show that Sikhs were not fanatical Muslims.
I laced jokes with facts conveying that 99 percent of people with turbans in America were Sikhs, that Sikhism started in India 500 years ago and was now the fifth largest religion in the world. After performing on each new-talent night, I stayed till the end to watch other comics and studied the audience to see how each age group reacted differently. I now wanted to show the entire audience that Indians, Muslims or brown people in general were affable and moderate.
Still, I completely understood my fellow Sikhs' sensitivity and their fear of being marginalized further.
I really didn't mind the death threats and the heckling, as long as I continued not having sex.
can you help clarify what dimensionality means in this sense/ give a brief comparison of a single story and a scarlet letter ?
thank you so much <3 c eruption, Enkai and the cattle were thrown into the sky.
As the show progressed, I was worried that I might be heckled— especially by a group of rowdy boys who laughed sarcastically when jokes failed.
When their comedian friend took the stage, some of them got up and roared.
We believed in one God and equality for all, regardless of race, color, gender, religion and caste. At home I watched professional comedians on Comedy Central for hours and changed my material, making it more biting and provocative."A lot of people ask me why I wear a turban," goes one of my jokes. But you know what, turbans are great contraceptives … Because I received my first couple of threats from Sikhs, I had to convince myself that my fellow Sikhs were in fact also moderate.
But it felt strangely exciting reading the verbal barbs posted on my first You Tube clip: I was having an impact.