Comedy Roundtable: Joe Parker and South African Standup

26 Aug 2021

What is the one thing that has set South African standup apart from standup in any other country in the world? Joe Parker, South African comedy legend and founder of Parker's Comedy and Jive in Johannesburg, joins South African comics Mpho Popps, John Vlismas, and Celeste Ntuli and Stand Up Planet host Hasan Minhaj, to talk about what comedy sounds like in a country where the days of apartheid are still a recent memory.

Stand Up Planet showcases an uprising of fresh and fearless comics around globe, changing the world one joke at a time. Equal parts reality TV, documentary journey and travelogue, Stand Up Planet brings viewers on a quest to find the best humor coming from far corners of the developing world. Hosted by L.A.-based comic, Hasan Minhaj (Arrested Development, MTV's Failosophy) and featuring stand up comics Nate Bargatze, James Adomian and Michelle Buteau, Minhaj invites two comics from India and South Africa to perform in Hollywood for a television special. Along the way they meet comedy legends: Bill Cosby, Carl Reiner and producer, Norman Lear.

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