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Re “Make Fun of Everything” [March 24]: Coincidentally, we organized the same kind of edgy comic performances of handicapped persons in our city. One of them was a stand-up comedy by two guys, in which a real schizophrenic patient complained about voices of God in his head,
and alongside him was a wheelchaired muscular-dystrophy patient feeding satirical comments on the complaints point by point with a robotic-sounding artificial larynx. There was an audition for the show beforehand, and we received scores of candidates. As you said, they were telling us “Go for it, we can take it.”
In literate Kerala state in India we have an art form that goes back centuries: chakyar koothu.