Notes

Hannah Gadsby and Bill Maher

At Vulture, Matt Zoller Seitz writes, “Bill Maher is Stand-Up Comedy’s Past. Hannah Gadsby is its Future.”  “While Maher is content to serve reheated runoff from his HBO show, Gadsby takes us on a guided tour of a range of human experiences, along with a Socratic discourse on the essence of comedy and storytelling, their role in liberating individuals and reinforcing social norms, and the falseness (as she sees it) of “separating the art from the artist” when the art is always informed by the artist’s personality, life experience, and moral code or lack thereof.”

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