Epic Journey

Stand Up Planet’s L.A. Story

When Indian comic Aditi Mittal and South African comic Mpho Popps come to visit LA, Stand Up Planet host Hasan Minhaj takes them for a spin to check out the sights. One memorable stop: a tattoo parlor where the gang chats with Alfred Lomas, former gang member and now founder of Inner City Visions, and his friend, Pee Wee, whose life stories are both hilarious and fascinating.

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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