Follow the Joke

Follow the Joke

Laughter is universal, but stand-up comedy material is not. Ever heard an American comic tell a joke about pooping outside or getting circumcised as a teenager? Probably not. Click the links below to hear some very unusual bits from international comedians, and then follow the joke by delving deeper into the world they come from.

Breaking The Silence About HIV

You wouldn’t think there would be much to laugh about, and yet, with adversity comes humor. But the jokes on this page from South African comics are about more than getting laughs—each is a blow breaking down the wall of silence and stigma surrounding HIV.

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You Want To Do What With My Penis?!

Around the world, stand-up comics are talking about…the penis. Cutting it, covering it, cloaking it in flavor. Here you can follow the joke to a deeper truth—that what we do with our penis’ can actually save lives.

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Poop Stories

From the time we’re about 6 years old, everyone loves a good poop joke, right? But is there something more meaningful lurking beneath the bathroom banter?

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