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Difficult material: Bosnia’s stand-ups jest about genocide

A Srebrenica widow is asked to identify her husband’s body. It is not the most promising start to a joke, but Navid Bulbulija, sipping Coca-Cola outside a café in Sarajevo, less than two minutes’ walk from the city’s Srebrenica Massacre

The Impotent Fury of the Privileged

Daniel Kitson can be described with some confidence as a stand-up comedian, but only to the extent that he performs standing up and is on occasion somewhat comedic. A more accurate term might perhaps be ‘storyteller’, or even ‘stand-up philosopher’: