Parazit Creators Appear on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

The creators of Parazit, the popular show from the Voice of America’s Persian News Network, made an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Jan. 20.

Host and writer Kambiz Hosseini and Saman Arbabi, the co-creator and executive producer, discussed their program’s satirical look at Iranian politics and politicians during a lengthy interview.

Stewart gave high praise to the show’s creators.

“You’re like our show but with real guts,” he said. “I’m proud to be considered in the fraternity of humorists that you guys are in.”

Parazit, which has drawn comparisons to The Daily Show,  has been hugely popular. Since October, the show’s number of Facebook friends has doubled to nearly a quarter-million. The number of page views to the show’s Facebook site also nearly doubled to nearly 19 million from about ten million in October.

Their appearance was also chronicled in the Washington Post here.

For more information about Parazit, visit VOA’s feature page. Here’s the full interview:

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