Laughing Matters

Don’t Poop Where You Eat, Unless the Government Makes You

What would you do if your entire family lived in a one-room home and someone had to use the bathroom right before a meal? Unfortunately, this was a fact of life for most black South Africans who were forced to live in the townships under apartheid. Comic Loyiso Gola was able to catch a whiff of humor in an otherwise foul situation.

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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