FOF #2637 – Will Hannah Gadsby’s “Nanette” Change Comedy for Good?

Jul 23, 2018 · 2542 views

Marc Felion, Colette Gregory and Fausto Fernós. Photo: Fausto Fernós.

Hannah Gadsby’s solo show “Nanette” is unlike no other comedy special you’ve seen before and may be the most important performance of the decade.

The Australian comedian takes us on an emotional roller coaster ride through her own trauma stemming from violence and sexual assault but at the same time making a compelling argument that stand up comedy exploits people’s suffering.

Today comedian Colette Gregory joins us to reflect Hannah Gadsby’s landmark performance “Nanette.” Colette is a trained mental health counselor who works on a wide variety of fields including LGBT folks and sexual assault prevention, and has a lot of insight into this powerful performance.

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