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Ethnic jokes a hit

Anita Elash reports on Russell Peters, the Indian-born Canadian stand-up comic just named one of the ten highest-earning comedians in the world. His humor is not politically correct, often making fun of various ethnic groups.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

The theater piece 'Aurelia's Oratorio' has been staged -- and well-received -- all over the world since 2003. Adeline Sire speaks with the star and co-creator, Aurelia Thierree. On PRI's The World.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

The band Les Sans Culottes pretends to be French. But the faux-French band has never actually performed in France� that is, until last week. The World's Adeline Sire has more.

Global Politics

Comic relief for German politics

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with a one-of-a-kind candidate who is pretending to run for the German parliamentary election this September. His name is Horst Schlaemmer, who was created by comedian Hape Kerkeling and he's gaining some traction in the polls.

Arts, Culture & Media

Onion story

Corrections are part of the news business. But a couple of newspapers in Bangladesh are apologizing for making a BIG mistake this week. Here's a quick summary. They printed a story; the problem was� the story came from satirical news website, The Onion.

Global Politics

Egypt's Ali G.

A new Egyptian TV show features a fake Italian talk show host who interviews unsuspecting Egyptian officials. He asks them sexually suggestive questions, which is taboo in Egypt. But the host steers well clear of political satire. Julia Simon reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Alex the Jester

We're going underground for today's Geo Quiz. There are subway systems in just about every major city around the globe. The one we're looking for opened in 1935. We find out the answer from Alex the Jester.