Laughing Matters

How to Make Norwegians Laugh: Bill Burr on International Comedy

Even though there’s English comedy all over the world, a joke that kills in one country can bomb in another. In this clip, South African comic Mpho Popps talks to American comedy icon Bill Burr about how he approaches performing overseas. His answer reveals a lot about the art of standup. And…squirrels?

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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