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India's comics test limits

Changing nation fertile for U.S.-style humor

Posted: August 24, 2014 at 3:57 a.m.

MUMBAI, India -- When stand-up comics Varun Grover and Sanjay Rajoura stepped into the spotlight in a packed club with a bagful of jokes about India's new prime minister, they knew they were on tricky political terrain.

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