Wednesday, 1 August 2018

"I WOULDN'T BE A STRAIGHT WHITE MAN, NOT IF YOU PAID ME - ALTHOUGH THE PAY WOULD BE SUBSTANTIALLY BETTER" ....


....... What a great line that is, as seen in this trailer for Nanette - Hannah Gadsby's show.





Comedy - especially in the USA is sort of reinventing itself as a response to politicisation of culture not really seen so much since the pre WW2 days. The nightly spoof news shows of Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, John Oliver and Bill Maher (check them out) are becoming darker and evolving into new offerings from Jon Stewart, Sacha Baron Cohen and Michelle Wolf among others (some good, some bad).

The days of gentle and whimsical comedy seem to be over - as long as that fool Donald Trump is in power anyway.

4 comments:

Richard (of RBB) said...

I watched the video. Powerful stuff. Let's hope it's not followed by another fence post. I think the fence posts should stay at one.

THE CURMUDGEON said...

'fence post'

Ha ha.

I can't promise not to though.

Robert said...

Confirms a subtle belief that I've held secretly about women. A scientific app of facts I downloaded went through all the obvious ones like "a rocket has to reach xxxxx miles per second to escape the earth's gravity" and "water will freeze faster if it is hotter" then I saw one that says women are intrinsically bisexual while men are either gay or heterosexual.
Though I could be wrong.

THE CURMUDGEON said...

Robert you have to stop downloading that dodgy stuff.
Either that or wash your hands properly afterwards.

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