Laughing Matters

Not Everyone Can Afford Both Rollerblades


Imagine this: you’re a kid growing up in South Africa and every time your grandma gives you a present, half of your neighbors show up at your front door. In this clip, South African comedian Mpho Popps describes how difficult it was not to share his belongings while growing up in Soweto. Especially his first pair of rollerblades.

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