During the class discussion there were two things that came to mind in relation to the video and the readings. First the fact that humor is used when it comes to stereotypes. Jeff Dunham is a ventriloquist who has one of his dolls as Achmed The Dead Terrorist. Here is a clip of one of his standups:
Although this is funny it does show that comedy is used to make fun of certain stereotypes. At about 7 minutes they speak about being a "suicide bomber".
Another thing is the movie Borat. I did not finish watching this movie but the way the main character, Borat Sagdiyev, a journalist from Kazakhstan, was portrayed was disturbing. He was portrayed as a dumb man who came to America to cover a story but then focused on wanting to find Pamela Anderson and marrying her.