Laughing Matters

Bill Burr’s Plan B: Move to South Africa?

South African comic Mpho Popps had the opportunity to meet Bill Burr during the filming of the Stand Up Planet comedy showcase at LA’s Laugh Factory. Burr had plenty of questions about South Africa, and one (accidental) question about Zimbabwe. When he finds out he wouldn’t be targeted in president Robert Mugabe’s farmland seizures, he contemplates a possible move.

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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