Laughing Matters

Why Do Peeled Mangoes Cost More Than Cocaine?


South Africa comic John Vlismas loves his peeled mangoes, but he can’t help but wonder what third world country has people working around the clock just so he isn’t left in the dire position of having to take the skin off his own fruit. John laughs at people’s priorities in this fun bit.

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