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Par Par Lay, one of Burma's most famous comedians known as the Moustache Brothers, was arrested in 1996 and sentenced to 7 years in prison for telling jokes about the ruling military regime. He was jailed for 5 years in a hard-labour camp in Kachin state. Despite now being banned along with his brother Lu Maw and cousin Lu Zaw, they still perform traditional Burmese a-nyeint screwball comedy and classic Burmese dance each night to tourists as well as sharply satirical criticism of the ruling military regime
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Par Par Lay, one of Burma's most famous comedians known as the Moustache Brothers, was arrested in 1996 and sentenced to 7 years in prison for telling jokes about the ruling military regime. He was jailed for 5 years in a hard-labour camp in Kachin state. Despite now being banned along with his brother Lu Maw and cousin Lu Zaw, they still perform traditional Burmese a-nyeint screwball comedy and classic Burmese dance each night to tourists as well as sharply satirical criticism of the ruling military regime