Post # 1
Has anyone else seen this? I was totally blown away by it and I wanted to know what other poeple thought?
In the second half of the performance she makes a joke about being an art history major (which I am too) and she talks about the history of misogyny in art history and how important it is that we change the myths that surround “powerful” men. This absolutely struck a cord with me.
The most powerful concept to me was the idea that jokes have 2 parts: a set up and a punchline, but that stories have 3 parts: a begining, a middle, and an end. She talked about how she allowed her story to be a punchline, but now she’s taking ownership over it and giving it the credence it derservs. I was moved to tears!!
I just wanted to know if anyone else had seen it, and if it had an impact on them?
Post # 2
I’ve seen it. I found it at different times hilarious, sad and moving and really very eye-opening for me as a heterosexual, even though I consider myself pretty liberal and empathetic. The part where she talked about her self hate as a child was just heartbreaking.
Post # 3
bunchelada : I totally agree! It was so unlike anything I’ve ever seen. I feel like I need to watch it again.
Post # 4
Very moving and eye opening. I loved it!! Although, I wouldn’t classify it as a comedy sketch, the beginning was really the only comedy part about it and the rest was everything that needed to be set on a public forum and heard! Kudos to her for having the courage and determination to go out there and use her platform and voice in such a positive way. You can tell how passionate she was about everything that she said too. Seriously amazing.
Post # 5
I really liked it. I did stop watching it half way through the first time I watched it because typically I watch stand-up comedy when I’m feeling a lot of anxiety and just want to laugh/be distracted and the last part wasn’t comedy.
I went back and finished it last night though and was very moved by what she had to say. There was so many important insights in her last 30ish minutes and I thought it was very powerful. It moved me to tears at some points.
Post # 6
Loved it. Bawled my eyes out!
Post # 7
skylar84 : 😍❤️🙏🏽😍 I loved it. I feel so different having heard someone voice some of these things in a public way. Yes, I cried. But I also felt inspired, relieved, and connected.
Thamks for the thread!
Post # 8
skylar84 : I have had the pleasure of knowing Hannah for some years. She worked with a close friend of mine for a few years who is also a comedian. She is a wonderful, kind and caring person who seemed, like many, to have a sadness in her. But my life is certainly richer for knowing her. I actually went to the performance at the Sydney Opera house on International Women’s day. I can’t describe the atmosphere but it was powerful.
I have always disliked self depricating humour. I find it more sad than funny. I find it hard to watch especially when it is an Indigenous comedian playing to stereotypes. It always leads me back to the “but not you” mentality, where a marginalised person is accepted because of the belief that they are not like the rest of them (them being the marginalised group). So making jokes at the expense of yourself and those that identify with you makes you more likeable. I mean how fucked up is that?
I was really sad to hear she was hanging her comedy boots up but the possibly goodness is that she is seriously reconsidering it. Which I believe is a direct result of the positive support she has been recieving since starting her Nanette tour.
Good news for Canadian bees is she is preforming at the Montreal comedy festival in July, so go get your tickets and support a great artist.
Post # 9
It was really powerful and I nearly cried.
I loved how she touched on the idea that artist shouldn’t suffer for other’s entertainment. That mental illness and pain aren’t needed to make great art. That not telling the full story for a joke is damaging.