"Do you understand what self-deprecation means when it comes from somebody who already exists in the margins? It’s not humility, it's humiliation." Lived to the hype. I was angry and heart-broken by the end. These days, when every single genre convention has been defied, it is so refreshing to see Hannah Gadsby do what seems impossible: redefine what stand-up comedy is about.
Have not really seen anything else like this. It is less a stand-up performance than a real-time deconstruction of the idea of stand-up. So there are jokes, and a few laughs, but it is more of an analysis of how pain is expressed though multiple filters. Compelling and disconcerting.
3.1 stars. Hard agree with Chris Jones and Trunfos. I like it more after reading this dead-on quote from Gadsby: “Louis C.K.’s comedy platform was that he was this hopeless guy bumbling through the world […] And at some stage, he was no longer that, but that was still his voice. And I think he still believes that. He has not reassessed his position of power, and that is why he was able to abuse it.”
Nanette isn't a comedy, and that would be ok if the commentary was insightful. The reality is: what she says about self deprecating humor, from a scientific perspective, is wrong. People who use self deprecation are usually are the most emotionally secure happy people on earth. Gadsby's shaming of it's use is more destructive than anything else. A similar special that is much better: Cameron Esposito's Rape Jokes.
como é que vamos de um ponto para o outro? da comédia para a nua realidade (mundos separados, tanta vez)? a separação a meio de NANETTE- da comédia stand-up "pura" para o seu desmembramento - traz a força maior desta peça de Gadsby. Já antes (Lenny Bruce, Andy Kaufman) esbateram a fronteira e tornaram a realidade... real, por uma coisa é falar sobre o mundo, outra é tentar viver-se nele. (...)