- University Life
What does stand-up comedy have to do with global poverty? Everything – at least according to the main premise of “Stand Up Planet,” a TV and transmedia documentary series that’s the latest project of Caty Borum Chattoo, Executive in Residence at AU’s School of Communication and Creative Director at the university's Center for Media & Social Impact, who’s collaborating with a team spread across Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York.
The "Stand Up Planet" executive production team heads out for the first day of filming in Mumbai, India. L to R: Ashley Scales, co-EP; Mark Decena, executive producer; Caty Borum Chattoo, executive producer; David Munro, director and executive producer.
The full cast and crew from the U.S. and India celebrate after a stand-up comedy show in Mumbai.
Cinematographers Nadia Hallgren and Daniel Marracino film “Stand Up Planet” host, Hasan Minhaj, as he joins an impromptu game of cricket in Mumbai.
Caty Borum Chattoo visits a Mumbai community for the "Stand Up Planet" India shoot.
"Stand Up Planet" executive producers Caty Borum Chattoo and Mark Decena, film and visit with Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of the Sulabh Social Reform Organization, along with women rehabilitated from caste-system discrimination; in New Delhi, India.
Comedy legends Norman Lear and Carl Reiner with executive producer Caty Borum Chattoo, filming a scene for "Stand Up Planet" in Los Angeles.
"Stand Up Planet" host and star, Hasan Minhaj, and executive producer Caty Borum Chattoo, at the Social Good Summit in New York, September 2013.
Chattoo and the cast and crew of "Stand Up Planet" at a shoot at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood.