HOLLYWOOD — During the production of “Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World,” there was one thing writer-helmer Albert Brooks couldn’t find in India: pirated copies of his films.
“I was going to pirate them myself just to get seen,” quipped Brooks at pic’s Thursday premiere at the
Directors Guild of America.
In the film, Brooks’ character discovers Polish jokes work in India. Off-camera, he learned comedy is color-blind.
“My crew was made up of Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs, which is the makeup of the country,” he said. “When they
got to know me, they told me jokes. The Hindus told me Sikh jokes, and the Sikhs told me Muslim jokes.”