If The Electricity Is On, So Is Iraq’s “Daily Show”

A parody newscast in the style of “The Daily Show” is winning audiences in Iraq. “Debuting last month during Ramadan, while families gathered to break their fast after sundown, the show, ‘Hurry Up, He’s Dead,’ became the talk of Baghdad, delighting and shocking audiences with its needling of anyone with a hand in Iraqis’ gloomy predicament today. … The show’s success is a testament to the gallows humor with which many Iraqis now view their lives — still lacking basic services and plagued by unrelenting violence more than three years after the American-led invasion.”