A Kurd expresses his past struggles using comedy

4/12/2019 15:41:00

A talented young Kurd expresses Kurdish history of struggle and sacrifice using comedy.


Korang Jaza (Kae Kurd) is a standup comedian who mixes comedy with the everyday struggles of Kurds.


Stand-up comedian Kae Kurd gives his first performance on the popular BBC comedy program "Live at the Apollo," in his work, he tells a variety of jokes which is a collection from the Kurdish fight against ISIS, the general refugee crisis, growing up as a Kurd in the UK, Brexit, to pop culture.


He has been nominated for awards by the Royal Television Society in 2017 and the Chortle Awards in 2016. He performed his show, Kurd Your Enthusiasm at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017, and has featured as a guest on the BBC Asian Network, and has written for iNews, and TotalPolitics. 


He is originally from Sulaymaniyah. He said that his father was a Peshmerga who fought against the former Baath regime.


His family fled to the city of Saqqez in eastern Kurdistan when his father suffered mustard gas poisoning in battle. When his parents heard that the UK was accepting refugees in 1990, they moved there, where his father received proper treatment for his lungs.







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