Nanette: Hannah Gadsby’s Angry Anti-Comedy is Perfect For the Age of #MeToo

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Nanette: Hannah Gadsby’s Angry Anti-Comedy is Perfect For the Age of #MeToo

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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t one point in Nanette, a Netflix “comedy” special, Hannah Gadsby makes a plucky proclamation: “I have a responsibility to make you laugh. But I’m not in the mood.”

Like me, the audience in her special laughed uncomfortably in unison – craving another punchline, hoping her announcement was a part of a gag. Except, the 40-year-old Australian comic stuck to her word, unrelenting in her disinterest to defuse the building tension in the room.

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