While this is a very funny show, it also imparts a very profound message. Mark Sampson has a white daughter and a black son. As he jokes about the evolution of man paralleling his own evolution as a father, and shares his feelings for both his children, we come to understand how we are truly one giant human family, descended from one great mother, African Eve.

As Sampson muses upon the history of our species and his love for his adopted Xhosa baby, he reveals scientific facts such as how any two humans are more closely related than any two chimps, and that the furthest anyone on the planet is related to another is 52nd cousin. By reflecting on how we have far more in common than we have apart, Sampson brings the message of the power of diversity home to the audience: we must celebrate difference – this is what has allowed humanity to survive, together, for over 6 billion years…

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