Laughter Close To Tears

Michael Rosen uncovers humour in terrible times, crossing the globe from Burma to Zimbabwe to hear contemporary jokes from those chafing under repressive or omnipresent regimes.

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Michael Rosen uncovers humour in oppressive and totalitarian societies.

4 Extra Debut.

From Burma to Zimbabwe, Michael Rosen hears contemporary jokes from those oppressed by repressive regimes. From January 2008.