2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

America Meet World: How Global Satirists See Us

Saturday, March 14
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 9ABC
Austin Convention Center

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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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,...

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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 comedia...

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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 cal...

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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 America M...

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