“Female comics, like so many others, perform their marginality”

Female gender have been marginalized most of their lives. Now they perform their marginality on stage. By doing it they perform culture and self. Marginal comics make themselves as the victims from male. However, Joanne Gilbert recognizes the problems from assumptions made about the genres of “female” and “feminist” humor and ultimately suggests that these are part of a something she calls “marginal humor.” How do female comics perform on stage, and what does this performance do about the relations in culture art of stand-up comedy? Gilbert uses this questions to light up the political, social, and cultural connection between power and gender in entertainment.


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