12 Oct '11, 7am

Myanmar's most famous comedian fought junta with jokes: BANGKOK (AFP) - Myanmar's most famous comedian made a c...

Myanmar's most famous comedian fought junta with jokes: BANGKOK (AFP) - Myanmar's most famous comedian made a c...

Myanmar's most famous comedian made a career out of poking fun at the country's military junta and his decades-long prison sentence was a testament to their lack of a sense of humour. -- PHOTO: AFP BANGKOK (AFP) - Myanmar's most famous comedian made a career out of poking fun at the country's military junta and his decades-long prison sentence was a testament to their lack of a sense of humour. Mr Zarganar, a poet, filmmaker and performer, has been a prominent voice of dissent in military-dominated Myanmar and his latest prison sentence, from which he was released on Wednesday, was by no means his first. According to his supporters, the 50-year-old did not let jail dull his wit - deprived of pens and paper, he memorised jokes and regaled the wardens. 'The prison guards. Lots of them are Mr Zarganar fans. They love him. They love his work. In fact they tell his jokes to the...

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