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Stand Up Planet
This is the first part of the "Stand Up Planet" experience. To get showtimes for part two, click here.
In some corners of the planet, life is no laughing matter. But a new wave of international stand-up comedians suggests that laughing matters more now than ever. "Stand Up Planet" harnesses the universal power of comedy to change the conversation about global poverty. At the center of "Stand Up Planet" is a U.S.-based host -- Hasan Minhaj, a stand-up comic on a quest to find the best comedians from the developing world.
Starting with his own personal story, 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, and the neighborhoods of Johannesburg, South Africa.
For 22 years, loyal diners have been flocking to the beloved Jun Won in Koreatown where Owner Yong Won Jun brings much more than just Korean BBQ to his hungry customers. In the midst of success, however, the Jun family is faced with a grueling challenge.
For Chefs Debbie Michail and Wafa Ghreir, food is a way to link back to their Middle-Eastern culture. To have the opportunity to enjoy their meals is to gain an understanding of Middle-Eastern traditions.
The Yurok, Karuk, and Hupa peoples have maintained a close relationship with the Klamath River. They have secured traditional fishing rights and mobilized against the threats of dams and agriculture, setting an example for Native environmental rights.