Afghan satire mocks candidates

The "Danger Bell" receives angry calls after every show, but producers say their comedy is crucial for the country.


    The "Danger Bell," a satirical Afghan television show, doesn't spare anyone from its barbs, from members of parliament to petrol pump attendants.

    In the midst of worsening violence around the country, and with the second post-invasion parliamentary election on September 18, writer and comedian Hanif Hangam says his show is the only program exposing politicians' corruption.

    The producers of "Danger Bell" get complaints after every show, but they believe their work is something Afghanistan really needs.

    Al Jazeera's Sue Turton reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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