Laughing Matters

The 2,000 Year Old Man is Timeless (No Surprise)

Know any good party tricks? Can you balance an egg on your forehead, or moonwalk forwards? Comedy legend and SUP advisor Carl Reiner turned his own trick into one of the most popular routines of all time, The 2,000 Year Old Man. In the sketch, Reiner would interview Mel Brooks in a free-flowing, totally improvised tour through history. The Man made its own history, and in this clip, Reiner remembers the time it was played for one very unlikely set of ears.

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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