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Stand Up Planet
In some corners of the planet, life is no laughing matter. But a new wave of international stand-up comedians suggests that laughing matters now more than ever.
For the first time, STAND UP PLANET, a documentary and transmedia project, will harness the universal power of comedy to change the conversation about global poverty.
At the center of Stand Up Planet is a US-based host -- Hasan Minhaj, a stand-up comic on a quest to find some of the best humor coming from corners of the developing world. Starting from his own personal story -- India-born kid to Hollywood comic -- Hasan embarks on an epic journey to discover some of the funniest stand-up comics in the most unlikely places: the bustling city of Mumbai, India, home to Tanmay Bhat and Aditi Mittal, and the neighborhoods of Johannesburg, South Africa, where he meets Mpho Popps, Kagiso Lediga, and Loyiso Gola.
Along the way, Hasan follows the jokes and personal experiences of the funniest international comics deep into the hard truths and the promise for change in some of the toughest global issues of our time. Along with a posse of comedian friends, Hasan invites comedians from India and South Africa to take part in the biggest night of their lives -- performing in an American international comedy showcase and television special.
Laughter opens our ears and our hearts -- and once people are listening, who knows what they might be inspired to do?
Watch exclusive Stand Up Planet webisodes on our YouTube channel
Experience the hidden human side of the 24-hour economy through the eyes of five night-shift workersKCET Original
A documentary about the burning of wood at an industrial scale for energy.KCET Original
The 304,000-hectare Patagonia National Park in Chile is being brought back to life as one of the biggest conservation projects in history.KCET Original
The Nobel Peace Prize winner believes that today’s economic system is broken and must be reformed to provide opportunity for all.
A radical experiment in democracy and women’s rights is under way in the old badlands of Islamic State.KCET Original
"Mother of the Earth" takes a look at Hayedeh Shirzadi and her husband's attempts to put an end to the dumping and burial of urban garbage in their city.
"It’s All Good" ("Está Todo Bien") is an eye-opening look into how the political and economic turmoil in Venezuela has created dire consequences for the people.
An Israeli election with no clear winner; Iran warns of all-out war over Saudi attack accusations; Ben Ali, Tunisia’s deposed president, dies in exile; and Canada’s prime minister apologizes again over brown face photos.
George crisscrosses Laos to witness a nation entering the modern world.
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