We have updated our Terms and conditions. If you continue to use our site, you agree to the updated Terms and conditions. Skip to content 5 must-watch performances by female comedians to get you through a bad day Cheer up. Australian stand-up comedian Hannah Gadsby has been on the scene in her home country for over a decade, but her recent special has turned her into an overnight global sensation. Nanette also reminds us that there are very few female comedians, even today. Gadsby delves into gender, sexuality and childhood turmoil.
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Given that anger, and that specificity, Gadsby never thought the show would become popular, and yet it has, taking her from Australia and the U. With a debutante? A coming-out party? Those who know Gadsby from her work in the Australian comedy scene, or her appearances on the Australian comedy Please Like Me , might recognize the genial, witty, self-deprecating patter that begins Nanette. The title, she explains, comes from a woman she thought would be interesting enough to build an hour of comedy around, until she realized that woman was terribly boring. But soon, Gadsby peels the skin back on those kinds of jokes, revealing their gory interior. She talks about how the need to self-deprecate leaves scars upon people at the margins, how condensing a painful story into a set-up and punch line can stop you from metabolizing trauma, and how the excuse of artistic genius allows men to get away with abuse.
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Cameron Anne Young Anastasia Esposito born October 17, is an American comedian, actor, and podcaster, known for her show Take My Wife , as well as her stand-up comedy and her podcast, Queery. Esposito substantially focuses on topics surrounding the LGBTQ community, feminism , social justice , and the challenges faced by members of marginalized communities. Esposito studied theology and English at Boston College , intending to become a social worker in Chicago.
I can already tell this is the beginning of a series for me. There are so many hilarious people within the LGBT community that there can't possibly be one article. However, this article will focus on the up-and-coming lesbian comedians out there. If you don't know who they are, I suggest you go watch literally anything they have been a part of. Although Brittany made her debut on Buzzfeed video, it wasn't her debut to comedy.