Published On: Wed, May 25th, 2016

Muslim comics Roast Donald Trump, at T2F


Akbar Chaudry, Shehzad Ghias and Ali Gul Pir

Since Donald Trump has come into the US presidential race and got infamy for his blistering and offensive debates, the business tycoon and hotelier has become the ram of all jokes. His remarks about minorities and Islam, the Republican confident has drawn a lot of criticism.

He has got a bad publicity and a set of Pakistani comedians is put to poke fun at him. Getting prompt from comics, for example, Trevor Noah and John Oliver, funny man Shehzad Ghias will be sweltering the businessman at an occasion named Muslim comics Roast Donald Trump, at T2F on Sunday.

Ghias was stating in an interview that his inspiration behind the roast rooted from his allure with American politics.

Ghias elaborated that “The purpose of the event is to counter hate through humor,” Ghias continued as though the format of the roast is probable to pursue the famous standard, it will visibly not be charmed by Trump himself. It was inquired that how they will work the roast out, in that case, Ghias made fun, “We’ve set up a projector and Trump would be joining us via Skype.”

Whereas a main segment of the evening will concentrate on Trump and Islamophobia, Ghias shared that he will also be depicting on his own experiences. He said that “I’ve spent a lot of time in the US and so we will also be using our own experiences as comic material.”

Serving as the roast master for the evening, Ghias will be joined byWaderai Ka Beta singer Ali Gul Pir and Lol Waalay member Akbar Chaudry in this off-beat attempt.

Ghias continued by saying that “No one is safe at such events, not even the comics. We haven’t discussed this but we might indulge in some banter,”

Ghias further elaborated that “Not many are following the US elections right now so it is important that we localize our content,” explained Ghias “For instance, we have jokes about how Trump would have behaved if he was a Pakistani uncle at a local wedding.”

The occasion by now holds a cautionary message with it. He said “It is not adult comedy per se but it is advisable to keep minors away from this sort of a show,”

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.