“I’m scared, terrified, excited… whatever’s happening you just gotta go with it.” Telling words from Stand Up Planet host, Hasan Minhaj, whose trip to India led to his first time performing stand-up for an Indian audience. Like many other comedians performing for international audiences, he had a few worries: Would people understand his jokes? Would comedy translate across cultures and country borders? Find out what it was like for Hasan as an Indian American to visit “the motherland” in this travelogue.
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)
FIGHT GLOBAL POVERTY
…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.