Pardis Parker, creator of the new Comedy Central web series “Mideast Minute,” has no lack of material for a show that satirizes American propaganda in the Middle East. Parker also stars in the show, playing Jamsheed al-Jamsheedi, a talking head for an American news network.
It’s Comedy Central’s first satirical news show distributed on its digital platform, which released three episodes (each under three minutes) on Jan. 27. The Times spoke with Parker about the show’s origins and its relevance today.
How did you come up with the idea for the show?
The first thing I...