Laughing Matters

Hasan Minhaj Thinks “The Lion King” Is a Documentary

Believe it or not, LA-based standup comic (and Stand Up Planet host) Hasan Minhaj hadn’t gotten a lot of facetime with lions and hyenas before his trip to South Africa. What happens when you go on a safari and all you know about the savannah you learned from a Disney movie? Check out the clip below to hear Hasan’s hilarious reaction to seeing his first parrot.

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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