Join us Sunday afternoon, Aug. 5, online or in person at the San Jose Peace & Justice Center, to watch the Netflix standup special “Nanette” by Hannah Gadsby. Afterwards, we’ll discuss. RSVP via Facebook.
From the New York Times:
“Nanette (is) packaged as comedy but evolves into a searing critique of that medium when, midway through her set, Gadsby announces that she’s quitting stand-up. A lesbian from conservative Tasmania, she is done mining past trauma for jokes. Instead, Gadsby launches into a shrewd and impassioned dissection of misogyny, homophobia, art history and especially comedy.”
After the show, we will discuss its impact on ourselves and our activism, in person, but also reading and responding to posts in this listing.
We’ll have popcorn to share – feel free to bring a shareable to eat or drink!
Children are always welcome at TWWSJ events.
- Can Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette Bring Queer Storytelling the Attention It’s Due? (Marielle Mosthof at Slate, 7/20)
- Comedians Explain Why Hannah Gadsby’s ‘Nanette’ Is So Groundbreaking (Alison Stevenson at Vice, 7/13)
- Sara Schaefer and Sabrina Jalees on How Nanette Will Change Stand-up (Vulture, 7/2)
- The Transformative Comedy of Hannah Gadsby’s “Nanette”: An Autostraddle Roundtable (A.E. Osworth at Autostraddle, 6/29)
- The Comedy-Destroying, Soul-Affirming Art of Hannah Gadsby (Melena Ryzik at New York Times, 7/24)
- Nanette Isn’t a Comedy Show. It’s a Sledgehammer. (Hannah Gadsby at Elle, 7/26)