At present, reading stand-up comedy as text is a practice without a widely accepted framework. Literature about stand-up comedy is largely limited to comedians’ autobiographies, or to obscure and niche areas of alternative, “intellectual,” and often British stand-up. A guiding theoretical approach to critically reading stand-up comedy for an American audience can begin to be formed by analyzing Hannah Gadsby’s 2017-18 performances of Nanette.
This is an offering of The English Departments Talks Series. It will be held on October 29th, from 3:30 to 4:50, in building 6, room 153.
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