As I've reported before, comedy is dying, and this time it’s not just random outraged individuals getting angry on social media.
The New York Post reports: “Netflix has blocked an episode of Hasan Minhaj’s “Patriot Act” show from airing in Saudi Arabia after government officials complained.
“The episode featured Minhaj lampooning the Saudi government’s shifting explanations for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October.”
We hear a lot about the Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman being the great modernizer of Saudi Arabia.
Take the news that Saudi now allows women to drive. On the one hand, it’s great news – on the other hand, the very fact that letting women drive is considered a "great step forward" shows just how far behind they are.
If a country is banning television shows that criticize or mock their leadership, then they’re not moderate or modern in the slightest.