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Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Join Comedian Hasan Minhaj at 3:30 EST/12:30 PST for a Live Twitter Q&A #chatSUP


Hey everyone, go join comedian Hasan Minhaj (Chelsea Lately, Last Call with Carson Daly, MTV) at 3:30 EST/12:30 PST for a live twitter Q&A using the hashtag #chatSUP. Hasan will be discussing such topics as: his new series Stand Up Planet, being funny (or not), the state of comedy around the world, and how to make deadly serious global issues hilarious and relevant.

In case you didn't know, Stand Up Planet is part-travelogue and part-reality show bringing audiences to Johannesburg, South Africa and Mumbai, India to tap into the socially aware comedy scene. You can see first hand how brave comedians are using their stand up routines to take on serious issues such as HIV, sanitation and hunger.

At the end of the journey, Hasan invites India's Aditi Mittal (@awryaditi) and South Africa's Mpho Popps (@mphopopps) to perform at Hollywood's iconic Laugh Factory alongside American comics Michelle Buteau (@michellebuteau), James Adomian (@jadomian) and Nate Bargatze (@natebargatze). Along the way, the comedians were fortunate enough to meet comedy legends and Stand Up Planet supporters Norman Lear, Bill Cosby and Carl Reiner, who gave them some sage advice.

Stand Up Planet (@standupplanettv) airs across the country on Wednesday, May 14. For local air-times, check www.standupplanet.org/tune-in or watch the show online at www.standupplanet.org.

Stand Up Planet: The Revolution Will Be Hilarious.

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