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Joke's on Us: Why Comedy has a Place in Global Development

Vanessa Mazal

People in rich, western countries think they can't relate to the struggles facing the the world's poorest places. But approaching issues like poverty, oppression, corruption, and disease through the universal language of "funny" brings them closer to our own experiences. A new project by KCET/Link takes the issues head-on AND will make you laugh until you cry, and then laugh some more. Check it out at and follow us at

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