Laughing Matters

Hasan Minhaj’s Message to the American Homeless: Step Your Game Up

Stand Up Planet host Hasan Minhaj considers himself a compassionate person. But when his trip to India showed him a whole new (very scary) face of poverty, his perspective on American homelessness changed. Should you give money to a homeless man wearing a North Face windbreaker? Check out the video below to hear Hasan’s answer.

Take a Stand

Stand Up Planet showcases life in some of the toughest places on Earth – in parts of India and South Africa – through the lens and experiences of stand-up comics. Is comedy the great connector? Stand Up Planet calls on all of us to stand up – to watch, learn and take action to end global poverty.


…to tell Congress you support U.S. foreign aid to end global poverty. Did you know that the United States spends less than 1 percent of its annual budget to end global poverty? By signing this pledge, you’re inviting us to stay touch and let you know the important moments to tell Congress what you think. (Oxfam America)



…to the organizations you’ve just seen in Stand Up Planet who are working on the ground every day in India and South Africa to change lives, one by one.



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