Mark Twain once said that “[Humanity] has unquestionably one really effective weapon—laughter. Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution—these can lift at a colossal humbug—push it a little—weaken it a little, century by century, but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.” Laughter is an almost tangible entity in the every world. It has immeasurable power over us as human beings. The power to bring a man to his knees, or shift the viewpoints of countless individuals. For instance in Saudi Arabian political suppression and tradition hinder public gatherings, however stand-up comedy is breaching those boundaries. The shows take place out in the desert, sometimes fifty odd miles from civilization, and draw crowds of upwards of 800 people. It is to this uniting force that is the focus of my gallery.