Amanpour and Company

How a Suicide Bomber Changed Comedian Ahmed Albasheer's Life

Clip: 01/29/2020 | 18m 27s Video has closed captioning.

Ahmed Albasheer is an Iraqi comedian and host of "Albasheer Show," a weekly satire program about Iraqi politics and one of the most popular shows in the country. Albasheer started the show in 2014 as a tool to fight corruption, extremism and terrorism. He tells Hari how a suicide bomber changed his life and how "Albasheer Show" is fueling the demonstrations currently taking place in Iraq.

Aired: 01/29/20

Rating: NR

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