Throughout history, comedians have used humor to shed light on subjects that are typically considered to be uncomfortable or taboo.
In this recently posted TEDxTalk, comedian Sabrina Jalees approaches the topics of racism and sexuality, as she tells a coming-of-age story.
After working up the courage to tell her Muslim family that she was a lesbian, Sabrina learned that being true to herself and taking pride in her individuality would not only enhance her material, as a comedian, but that ultimately it would lead to a happier life.
Jalees is a Canadian comedian, actor, keynote speaker, writer and host of ‘My Sexy Podcast”. Now based in Brooklyn, she started her comedy career early at the age of just sixteen, when she took the stage and performed on open mic night at the Yuk Yuk Comedy Club in Toronto.
This talk is positive, insightful, and funny. Hell, the opening lining is…
“Legally I do have to tell you, by the end of this talk, you’ll all be lesbians.”