Fire in Her Belly: Female Clowns in Anarchistic and Stand-up Comedy
Ashlynn d’Harcourt / The University of Texas at Austin

Ashlynn d’Harcourt explores gender-based double standards for comedians through an analysis of the media backlash to Kathy Griffin’s participation in a photo shoot with a Trump mask covered in fake blood. Stand-up is conceptualized as a descendant of vaudeville and anarchistic comedy to better understand the comedian’s craft and motivations.




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