I don’t really have anything to recommend—the Roy Wood Jr. special isn’t bad; the Anthony Jeselnik one isn’t good—but a) maybe someone else does, and b) I wanted somewhere to link Jack Halberstam’s take on Hannah Gadsby (and Dave Chappelle):
― Herman Woke (cryptosicko), Saturday, 10 August 2019 22:48 (one week ago) link
Christina P’s latest is v funny
― Οὖτις, Sunday, 11 August 2019 19:16 (one week ago) link
Just Joking: Notes on the Comedy of Hannah Gadsby By Jack Halberstam
When she steps out of the magic circle of comedy here, leaves out the punchline and instead descends into a rant, Gadsby, believes she is leaving a shitty genre behind. But in fact, ‘the love it and leave it’ mode she performs IS the genre.
idk would an essay about "the comedy of Hannah Gadsby," and whether or not she has left it behind, not behove itself to consider the decade of work she labelled as comedy before she may or may not have left it behind?
― quelle sprocket damage (sic), Sunday, 11 August 2019 20:30 (one week ago) link
i enjoyed the julio torres special on HBO. which is funny because at its core it's prop comedy? but he's got such a strong persona
― na (NA), Monday, 12 August 2019 20:42 (six days ago) link
Never had heard of Ian Edwards before, but I liked this one I happened to catch a few weeks back.
― earlnash, Monday, 12 August 2019 21:20 (six days ago) link
Just caught up with that Julio Torres special. Delightfully surreal, queer and, yes, funny. Also, the best set decoration I've ever seen in a comedy show (not something I've ever thought about before).
― Herman Woke (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 20:14 (four days ago) link