Saman Arbabi and Kambiz Hosseini's satirical television show, Parazit, broadcast on Voice of America, has become an international phenomenon, drawing more than 700,000 followers. The show uses the power of satire combined with content from citizens on the street to expose injustices happening across Iran.

"We just try to laugh and make people laugh at things that are absurd in a closed society that deals with absurdity every day, " says Hosseini in explaining how they put together each Parazit show. "Everything is to be made fun of anyway. Life’s too short," Arbabi concludes in this PopTech short.

For more amusing banter about how the show came to fruition as well as its wide-reaching and dedicated viewership - despite censorship from the Iranian government - check out their stage talk from PopTech 2011.

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