Ed Driscoll

Looking For Irony In Silicon Valley

According to <a title=”Louis Wittig on Comedy in the Muslim World on National Review Online” href=”http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/wittig200601200823.asp”>Louis Wittig, Albert Brooks’ new Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World is much more of a bust than its title suggests:

With his characteristic inclination for meta-comedy, Brooks plays himself: a neurotic comedian drifting through Hollywood. Because its first few choices passed, the State department drafts Brooks to fly to India with a pair of handlers (John Carroll Lynch and Jon Tenny) to compile a 500-page report on what makes the Muslim world laugh.