Laughing Matters

Racism Bites, Loyiso Gola Bites Back

When Uruguayan soccer player Luis Suárez bit a rival on the shoulder during a game, comic Loyiso Gola was scandalized. But when Suárez called black footballer Patrice Evra the n-word, Gola had a different reaction. How much money does it take to make you immune to racism? Loyiso has the 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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