Episode 78: Geek Girl Reviews Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette – Stand-Up Comedy that hits DEEP

Whew. This week on Geek Girl Reviews, we checked out Hannah Gadsby’s stand-up comedy Nanette on Netflix. Whaaaat an INCREDIBLE and freaking powerful stand-up. It’s an emotional rollercoaster and honestly, towards the end the tears of laughter definitely turned to tears of compassion.

It feels wrong to call this a stand-up comedy.. because, okay, it starts out being pretty funny, but by the end of these 69 minutes, no one was laughing. Hannah gets deep and bares her soul and trauma and true experiences.

And it’s heartbreaking. It’s beautiful. It’s a plea for us all to be better fucking human beings.

Hannah Gadsby is a stand-up comedian from Tasmania who rose to fame seemingly overnight when Nanette released on Netflix. But in reality, Hannah’s been hard at work on the comedy scene for over a decade, playing to sold out shows across the globe.

Outside the laughs about gender, sexuality, being a lesbian, the patriarchy, and misogyny, Hannah hits on some real serious issues. Homophobia, abuse, violence, shame, despair… Nanette cuts deep and true.

As a society, we need to do better, to be better, to act better. We have it in us! It’s just so fucking hard to see it right now.

The world is so full of hatred, not just towards queer people, but towards anyone (and sometimes everyone) who’s different from that person’s norm. Let us tell you – we’re better than this and you are, too!

Diversity is strength. Diversity builds society. Celebrate and embrace all the different types of people that exist in this world!

Hannah Gadsby is amazing. Nanette is amazing. It’s a MUST WATCH for every single person in the world. If you haven’t seen it, stop what you’re doing and go check it out right meow! Trigger warning though for sure. And probably bring tissues.

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