South Africa Comics Take Jokes Seriously


Stand Up Planet showcases comics in South Africa and India, but it's not just for laughs - the comedians expose issues that affect their specific communities, like apartheid, injustice and poverty. The documentary is hosted by Hasan Minhaj and features South Africans Mpho Popps and Loyiso Gola, as well as U.S. comedy legends Bill Cosby, Carl Reiner and producer, Norman Lear.
Using Comedy for Development in South Africa

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Viewers can watch Stand up Planet TODAY, May 14 starting at 7 p.m Eastern in the US, and watch online starting today at 7 p.m. ET at www.standupplanet.org.