KATHMANDU, June 17: Following an order of the Kathmandu District Court, police on Sunday released standup comedian Pranesh Gautam, 25. He was arrested a few days ago on the charge of posting a 'foul-mouthed' review of the movie Bir Bikram 2 on Youtube.
Pranesh Gautam, a young comedian, is in custody for the last one week simply because he made a critical and satirical review of Nepali movie Bir Bikram 2. Police authority has not shown any sign of setting him free despite protests from youths, civil society and social media users for his release.
KYIV – In the 2000s, The West Wing was everybody’s favorite television show about an aspirational US administration—one that fought terrorism without waging war on an entire region or religion, refused to trample on the rule of law, and generally made decisions that were in the country’s best interest. Many wished the show’s calm and collected fictional president, played by Martin Sheen, could replace America’s cowboy president, George W Bush, and his war-mongering sidekick, Dick Cheney.
KIEV, April 22: Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Sunday after exit polls showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had easily won enough votes to become the next president of a country at war.
KIEV, April 1: Early results Monday in Ukraine’s presidential election showed a comedian with no political experience maintaining his strong lead against the incumbent in the first round, setting the stage for a presidential runoff in three weeks.
LOS ANGELES, Nov 11: Comedian Louis C.K. admitted on Friday to engaging in sexual misconduct as recounted by several women, three of whom said he had masturbated in front of them, and television and film companies moved quickly to sever ties.
WASHINGTON, August 21: Dick Gregory, an American comedian who lambasted racism and played a prominent role in the 1960s civil rights movement after becoming one of the first black comics to perform for white audiences, died on Saturday at age 84, his son said.