Hannah Gadsby: Nanette

Hannah Gadsby: Nanette ★★

I think the twist is effective, a really elegant device that illustrates Gadsby's larger point perfectly. Stand up comedy is bad, go for it.

That said Gadsby's stand up is also bad. Much of the special finds Gadsby hemming and hawing over whether or not she should quit comedy, but it felt completely anticlimactic to me, because, well, yea, of course she should quit! Not only is her indictment of the medium's shortcomings correct, but also, she has no real knack for it. Maybe write a TV show or do a TED Talk, cuz the jokes and bits that pad out the moments between Gadsby's righteous proselytizing are awful. I can't even begin to imagine how awful a normal stand up set from her would be.