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Posted at 4:02 PM ET, 01/21/2011

When the Iranian Daily Show met 'The Daily Show,' it was a match made in social media heaven

By James Buck
Voice of America reporters Kambiz Hosseini, with short hair, and Saman Arbabi, with longer hair, are seen on the set with Jon Stewart, in suit, at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. At left is executive producer Rory Albanese. (Jennifer S. Altman/For The Washington Post)

The popular Farsi-language show "Parazit," broadcast on the U.S. government channel Voice of America, is often referred to as "the Iranian Daily Show." Satirizing the Iranian government, and mocking the absurdities of life in the Islamic Republic, "Parazit" is a hugely popular show. On Thursday the show's creators, Kambiz Hosseini and Saman Arbab, were invited to the real "Daily Show" for a visit. See the video of their visit at the bottom of the post and here's the chatter about the meta meeting from around the Web:

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Kambiz Hosseini & Saman Arbabi
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire BlogThe Daily Show on Facebook

By James Buck  | January 21, 2011; 4:02 PM ET
Categories:  The Daily Catch  
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