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Saturday, March 14 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
America Meet World: How Global Satirists See Us

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As the 2016 US presidential elections approach, the media is already buzzing with bets. (Is Hillary really running?) And naturally the world is watching, as US politics not only impact global economies, but also the horse show of US presidential elections is frankly the best show in town. (Could we make up “binders full of women”?)
To share unique, funny and eye-opening perspectives, we’re bringing together some of the best global satirists to reflect on American politics. Joined by Saman Arbabi, producer of the most popular satirical television shows in Iran; Anuvab Pal, author, playwright and India’s smartest comic according to the New York Times; David Kibuuka, international correspondent for South Africa’s Emmy-nominated political satire show LNN, and moderated by Trina DasGupta, founder of the first global comedy platform, America Meet World, this session will explore political satire around the globe and (with no shortage of humor) reflect upon how the world sees us.

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Saman Arbabi

Exec Producer, Voice of America
Saman Arbabi is an Iranian-American award winning international journalist and Creator & Executive Producer of Iran's most popular satirical television shows Parazit and OnTen. Parazit has been called the "Daily Show of Iran" and is one of the most popular (and most controversial... Read More →
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Trina DasGupta

CEO & Founder, Single Palm Tree Productions
Trina DasGupta is the CEO/Founder of Single Palm Tree Productions (SPT), a media company dedicated to leveraging entertainment to help build global understanding. SPT’s primary project is AmericaMeetWorld.com, the world’s first global comedy platform. A producer, writer and interdisciplinary... Read More →

David Kibuuka

Professional Comedian, Actor, Late Night News with Loyiso
David's family fled the tyrannical rule of dictator Idi Amin in his native Uganda and settled in rural South Africa. Since then David Kibuuka has gone on to become one of the most prolific comedians South Africa has ever seen, being featured regularly on television, films and all... Read More →
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Anuvab Pal

Comedian, Writer, Home Grown Comedy (Management)
Anuvab is a world renowned stand-up comedian, screenwriter and playwright from Mumbai, India. He co-wrote the highest grossing Indian English language comedy of all time, Loins of Punjab Presents, and his book, The President is Coming, was made into India’s first mockumentary film... Read More →

Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ACC Room 9ABC Austin Convention Center