Stand Up Planet (2 x 60′) – Can the universal power of comedy change the global conversation about poverty? This series showcases an uprising of fresh and fearless comics changing the world one joke at a time.
Hosted by India-born-kid turned L.A.-based comic, Hasan Minhaj (Arrested Development, MTV’s Failosophy), it’s equal parts reality TV, documentary journey and travelogue that brings viewers on a quest to find some of the best humor coming from far corners of the developing world. The two comedy documentary specials and transmedia shorts showcase Minhaj’s epic journey of discovery to find the freshest comic voices in the most unlikely places: Mumbai, India and Johannesburg, South Africa. Along the way, Minhaj follows the jokes and personal experiences of these international comics deep into the hard truths of some of the toughest global poverty issues of our time. Along with a posse of comedian friends, including acclaimed up-and-comers Nate Bargatze, James Adomian and Michelle Buteau, Minhaj invites comedians from India and South Africa to take part in the biggest night of their lives – performing in an international comedy showcase and television show in Hollywood – after a stop to meet three of comedy’s legends: Bill Cosby, Carl Reiner and producer Norman Lear.
Producer: KCETLink / Kontent ilms
TX: 14th May 2014
Source: Press release