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"From the Ted Talk by Maz Jobrani: A Saudi, an Indian and an Iranian walk into a Qatari bar ..."

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But no, guys, really, it is exciting to be here, and like I said, you guys are doing a lot culturally, you know, and it's _______, and it _____ change the image of the ______ East in the West. A lot of Americans don't know a lot about us, about the Middle East. I'm Iranian and ________. I'm there. I know, I've traveled here. There's so much, we laugh, right? People don't know we laugh. When I did the Axis of Evil comedy tour, it came out on ______ Central, I went online to see what people were saying. I ended up on a conservative website. One guy wrote another guy. He said, "I never knew these people laughed." Think about it. You never see us laughing in American film or __________, right? Maybe like an evil laugh: "Wuhahaha."

Solution

  1. television
  2. amazing
  3. american
  4. middle
  5. helps
  6. comedy

Original Text

But no, guys, really, it is exciting to be here, and like I said, you guys are doing a lot culturally, you know, and it's amazing, and it helps change the image of the Middle East in the West. A lot of Americans don't know a lot about us, about the Middle East. I'm Iranian and American. I'm there. I know, I've traveled here. There's so much, we laugh, right? People don't know we laugh. When I did the Axis of Evil comedy tour, it came out on Comedy Central, I went online to see what people were saying. I ended up on a conservative website. One guy wrote another guy. He said, "I never knew these people laughed." Think about it. You never see us laughing in American film or television, right? Maybe like an evil laugh: "Wuhahaha."

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