Monya De

The Joke's on Us

Comedians who get laughs from ethnic humor walk a fine line between funny and offensive.

A FEW YEARS AGO, white country boys dominated the airwaves and Comedy Central's big money maker was Jeff Foxworthy's Redneck Comedy Roundup.

Not so today. We have entered the early 21st century, an era In which a Vietnamese American man has reigned supreme on NBC's Lasf Comic Standing and a Muslim comedy tour goes by the name Allah Made Me Funny.